Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Sign in to follow this  

RIP Monkey Dancin' Dude... that funky monkey

Recommended Posts

RIP Mokey Dancin' Dude... that funky monkey


Bali Dancer Known for Monkey Dance Dies


The Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia

Wayan Limbak, a Balinese dancer who helped create the island's famous Monkey Dance, has died, a news report said Sunday. He was 106.


Working with German painter Walter Spies in the 1930s, Limbak adopted a traditional exorcism ritual to invent the dance, known in Indonesian as Kecak.


The dance features a chorus of bare-chested men making monkey sounds. It is popular with tourists visiting Bali, part of the Indonesian archipelago.


Limbak died Friday of a suspected stroke at a hospital in Gianyar on Bali, the Jakarta Post said. He was to be cremated Monday, it said.


Limbak helped popularize Kecak and shape Bali's image as an exotic cultural paradise by taking his dance troupe to several international festivals.


He is survived by four children, 22 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, having outlived his three wives.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
This forum is supported by the 12ozProphet Shop, so go buy a shirt and help support!
This forum is brought to you by the 12ozProphet Shop.
This forum is brought to you by the 12oz Shop.

we should all have something to be proud of.


death is a blessing and really sucks, all in the same breath.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Create New...