Bali is famous for its art, especially its music and dance. One of the most beautiful classical dances is Oleg Tamulilingan. The dance was created by I Ketut Marya, better known as I Mario, in 1952 at the request of John Coast, a British cultural connoisseur who was deeply impressed with Balinese art.
Oleg Tamulilingan is performed by two dancers, one male and one female. This dance depicts two bees (tamulilingan) having fun in the garden as they collect honey. Its movements require flexibility of the female dancer, and gallantry of the male dancer. The choreography is full of vibrant, dynamic movements.
In Bali, Oleg Tamulilingan may be performed on many occasions, ranging from temple festivals to performances at hotels or government events. In all cases, the Oleg Tamulilingan dance is for entertainment. If staged in the temple, this dance is just for human enjoyment and is not associated with the sacred ceremony at the temple.
At Komaneka at Tanggayuda, this beautiful dance is sometime a part of our special evening events.