The dynamic Legong Dance is the epitome of classical female Balinese dancing. A court dance, it was created in the 18th century in the circles of the principality of Sukawati. Now including a variety of modern "free creations" (tari lepas), the legong is usually the first dance taught to beginners. Months of training are needed to master the perfect mix of posture (tangkep), movements and mimicry.
Three dancers in glittering costumes - one condong lady-in-waiting and two princesses whose roles change according to the narrative - usually perform it. The ancient legong used to have a storyteller's accompaniment, but these days they are only dance performances.
Peliatan Stage Ubud Every Friday (18.30-19.30 ) pm
Puri Dalem Puri Ubud Every Saturday ( 18.30-19.30 ) pm
Puri Peliatan Ubud Every Sunday ( 19.30-21.30 ) pm
Puri Saren Ubud Every Sunday ( 19.30-21.30 ) pm