The Kecak Dance


"Cak - Cak - Cak" The obsessive sound of a choir from beyond the dust of ages suddenly rises between the lofty trees. Darkness looms over the stages. Hundreds of bare - breasted men sit in a circle around the flickering light of an oil lamp chandelier. "Cak - Cak " they start dancing to the rhythmic sound of their own odd voices, their hands raised to the sky and body shaking in unison. This is the unique Kecak, perhaps the most popular of all Balinese dances.