Monday, June 16, 2014

Bali Promotion Center: the 36th Bali Arts Festival (PKB

Bali Promotion Center: the 36th Bali Arts Festival (PKB:
The 36th Bali Arts Festival Opens To The Public     This year, the festival carries the theme “Kertamasa: Dynamics of the Agricultural Society Towards Universal Happiness”, its philosophy is taken from historical factors,  inspiration of folk arts,momentums, esthetics, and everything else that have formed  the Balinese art as it is today. The theme will be illustrated in thevarious parades and processions, exhibitions, competitions, seminars,and documentations. This year, the Bali Arts Festival feature noless than 320 shows involving over 15,000 arts students, artists and artisans, communities, and other participants from all over Bali and beyond. After the elaborate parade on June 13, a formal Grand Opening ceremony was held that same evening at the Artha Candra Open Stage.

Arts and culture had united the people and brought peace to the world,
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said during his opening remarks for
the 36th Bali Arts Festival (PKB) at the Ardha Chandra open stage at the
Bali Arts Center in Denpasar on Friday evening.

“This is the last time I will open the festival. But, I will always return to Bali,”
the President said before the audience of thousands.

The President, who also attended the afternoon parade in Renon, went on to
say that art and culture were soft powers that had universal values and
could unite people, regardless of their backgrounds.

“Art connects people, while politics may divide us all,” the President commented.

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