The backbone of Balinese culture is dance, which is performed for the duration of temple festivals and in ceremonies of the cycle of life and death.
From the phase with the aim of Balinese history was being recorded in on paper form, its dance has existed. Ninth century inscriptions named the wayang (puppet theatre) and topeng (mask dance) as the chief entertainment of the date. Gamelan song goes back still broaden to the Dong young man sculpture culture of the originally millennium BC. Apart from the trance dances, much of the Balinese dance heritage in point of fact originates from Java.