Originally based on a ritual Balinese trance dance, Western artist Walter Spies collaborated with the local dancer Limbak in the 1930s to create this unique entertainment involving a chorus of 100 men and no musical accompaniment. However, the innovations did not stop there. In 1970 famed Javanese dancer and choreographer, Sardono W. Kusumo, staged a variation of Kecak dance, introducing elements of Javanese theater traditions. This riveting rendition of a classic is a ‘must-see’ while in Ubud.
from ARMA WEB site