Balinese dance using Barong mask
The image is a snapshot showing the Barong mask in the dance drama performed by the Raja Peni Troupe in Ubud, Bali. The current Balinese dance form is a fusion between indigenous Bali and Indian dances. The mythological characters Barong (lion like creature) and Rangda (demon queen) were inherited from the culture existed in Bali before Hinduism. They are inter-mingled in Ramayana and Mahabharata stories to represent the good and evil forces.