BALI ARTS FESTIVAL

     The 39th Bali Arts Festival (PKB) will be held from June 10th to July 8th 2017. Bali Provincial Government through Culture Agency as leading sector has expressed its readiness to hold that annual arts event. This was affirmed by The Head of Public Relations and Protocol of Bali Provincial Government, I Dewa Gede Mahendra Putra while presiding over the Press Conference related to the implementation of the 39th PKB at the Padma meeting room, Bali Culture Agency, Denpasar, Wednesday (7/6).

     Through a Press Conference, Dewa Mahendra expected that journalists can inform the PKB event widely, so that people can know the activity in detail. Although that bureaucrat from Buleleng acknowledged that the implementation must be inseparable from both technical and implementation shortcomings, he invited all media crews to participate successing of this event through positive news and amphasizing the artistic and cultural aspects that were presented. Meanwhile, The Head Of Culture Agency of Bali Provincial Government, Dewa Putu Beratha described if PKB of this year was spending money around 7,5 billion, with the theme of Ulun Danu "Conserved The Water As a Source Of Life". Therefore, he added all the forms of art and the staging in PKB for that and must refer to the theme that has been set.

     "About the art performing from 9 regencies / city, we have instructed to fit the theme, and all the preparation has been completed, we have finished doing coaching and all of those are ready to perform" he explained in front of the media crew. About the response if the implemention of PKB always the same, Dewa Beratha explained if his staff has doing inovation in every years. However, he stressed that PKB is an Arts event covering 60 % of conservations, 20% for developments, and 20% new creations.

     "Seeing the portion of conservation is so large, then our duty try to always show our classical art," he explained.

     However, in terms of implementation, Dewa Beratha told that from the technique there are differences from technical point of view, by pointing the stage manager for the eight stages which are the place where the performed will be held. The eight stage manager are responsiblity for clieanliness and security of each stage. In addition, he added if Taman Budaya as a main venue for PKB for the next month has made some improvements.

     "The lights in the garden have been installed over there, so that the visitors could enjoy the colorful lights at night" he added. For culinary and exhibition booth, Head of Trade and Industry Agency of Bali Provincial Government Ni Wayan Kusumawati, stated that they will still present in PKB this time. She said if the exhibition should still highlight the typical cuisine of Bali. Through this Press Conference, The Government expected that all participants can succeed the annual event. (PM)

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