The Balinese have a long and rich religious history, mainly Hindusim, though there are elements of Islam, Christianity, and Buddhism around. Lots of gods, lots of temples. Each house has a minimum of 4 temples in their yard, and usually around 7. The complexity decoration of the temple will be in step with the family's means.
We saw a really interesting performance of the Kecak Trance Dance (Kechak / Ketjak / Ketjack); here’s a video clip of one from the excellent movie Baraka (1992):
(Watch full screen, with speakers turned up!)
There’s quite an interesting story of how this dance came about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kecak (“the West or the central power adopts, transforms, and consumes non-Western or peripheral cultural elements”) And now my photos:
Getting into the rhythm