The Victorian College of the Arts presents

Kecak Dance: The Vocal Chanting of Bali


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Don’t miss the chance to see this traditional Balinese artform in performance, led by esteemed Kecak master, I Wayan Dibia.

The Kecak dance of Bali is one of the most iconic performing arts in the world. A communal artistic form, known to the Western world as “The Monkey Dance,” Kecak integrates vocal music, dance and drama. The ultimate artistic beauty of Kecak lies in its intricate vocal chanting.

Since 2016, Kecak has been introduced to Theatre students at the Victorian College of the Arts, who are based at the Southbank campus of the University of Melbourne. Under the training and direction of esteemed Balinese Kecak master, I Wayan Dibia, this Kecak dance performance is the first to be performed by students in Australia.

These free performances will take place across a range of Melbourne’s most iconic public spaces, including the State Library of Victoria forecourt, Linear Park in Southbank, the Old Quad at the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus, the Arts Centre Melbourne Lawn, MPavilion, and Federation Square.


  • Wheelchair access
  • University of Melbourne