Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · A Light of the Balinese Stage Bids Leave
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

A Light of the Balinese Stage Bids Leave

Ni Ketut Cenik – Bali Dance Legend – Dead at 88.


(8/2/2010)

Balidiscovery.com joins an island in mourning the passing of one of Bali's most treasured cultural icons, Ni Ketut Cenik, who died of heart failure on Saturday night, July 24, 2010, at the age of 88 years.



Ni Ketut Cenik Dancing the Bapang Gede (2004)


"Ibu Cenik" or, as she was also known, "Memen Jimat" remained an active teacher and performer of Balinese dance up until the time of her death, undertaking a triumphal Japanese tour as recently as 2008.

"Memen Jimat ("Jimat's Mom") was the mother the Balinese dance maestro, I Made Jimat, and grandmother to I Nyoman Budiarta who head the world-renowned Gamelan Semara Ratih in Batuan.

Possessed with an indomitable spirit and natural charm that invariably filled any performance venue, "Ibu Cenik" earned enthusiast audience responses from audiences both in Bali and abroad when she danced classic pieces of the Balinese dance repertoire, such as the Calonarang or Bapang Gede. The matriarch of a Balinese artistic dynasty, "Ibu Cenik" frequently danced at evening presentations that would see four generations of her household perform. Like their Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother with whom they shared the stage, the performing members of this household are, in their her own rights, master performers recognized for their skill in traditional Balinese music and dance.

Born in Batuan in the regency of Gianyar where she lived her entire life, Cenik played a role in the education of generations of Balinese dance devotees, with students hailing from both Indonesia and abroad.

A favorite of Indonesia's former President Megawati Soekarnoputri, Cenik danced in command performances for both Indonesia's first President, Soekarno, in the 1960s and more than 30 years later for his daughter and successor. Megawati and her brother, Guruh, visited Ibu Cenik's Batuan compound as children where they studies Balinese dance.

An international goodwill ambassador for Balinese dance, Cenik has performed abroad in the U.S.A., Holland, Germany, Japan and a number of other countries.

During her lifetime, Ni Ketut Cenik won numerous national arts honors, including the Wijaya Kusuma (1982), Dharma Kusuma Madya (1986) and Dharma Kusuma (1988).

"Ibu Cenik' is survived by 2 children, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Her burial took place in Batuan on Sunday afternoon, July 25, 2010. Cremation rituals will be performed at a future date, yet to be determined.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
UBUD WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
We’re Going to Change the World!
Young People Invited to Joining Bali’s Global Initiatives Networking Conference at Canggu Community School October 3-5, 2014
(9/20/2014)
Flying High and Fancy with Garuda
Garuda Indonesia Named as Best Passenger Experience in Asia Pacific Region
(9/20/2014)
Chicago Lovers Come Clean in Bali
Bali Police Say Tommy Schaefer and Heather Mack Confess to Roles in Murder of Chicago Socialite Sheila von Weise Mack
(9/20/2014)
Factory Direct
Bali Police Raid Two Narcotics Factories in Denpasar and Buleleng
(9/20/2014)
Cleared for More Landing?
Deputy-Governor of Bali Calls for Extra Runway at Island’s Airport
(9/20/2014)
Longer Hauls; Lower Fares
Indonesia AirAsia Targets Offering Long-Haul Low-Cost Flights to Australia by End of 2014
(9/20/2014)
An Enigma of Non-Arrival
Nobel Laureate V.S. Naipual Removed from Program for 11th Ubud Writers and Readers Festival
(9/20/2014)
Happy Landings Galore
Operator of Bali’s New Airport Claims it to be the Most Beautiful in the World
(9/20/2014)
When the Past is Pasta
Uma Cucina at Uma by Como Ubud Celebrates its First Anniversary with Three Italian Culinary Events
(9/20/2014)
They Have to be Carefully Taught
Bali Officials from Badung Regency Allow Illegal Villas in North Kuta to Continue Operations
(9/20/2014)
Is the Under Over?
Plans for Pedestrian Underpass at Ngurah Rai Statue Park Now in Doubt
(9/20/2014)
Merpati at an Impasse
Out of Cash with No Assets Left to Sell,ia Merpati Airlines Beyond Redemption?
(9/20/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents