Monday, April 14, 2008

Bali`s 30th arts festival to be held next June-July

The 30th annual Bali Arts Festival (PKB) will be held on June 14-July 12, head of the local cultural office Nyoman Nikanaya said on Tuesday.

"The number of local and foreign participants is increasing, showing that the event has got national and international recognition," he said.

He said this year`s theme would be "Citta Wretti Nirodha" or a self-controlling behavior toward the balance and harmony.

Some 22 provinces and 12 arts troupe from eight countries have conformed to participate in the event, he added.

The festival was initiated by the late Prof Dr Ida Bagus Mantra in 1978.

This year festival will be held in conjunction with the province`s 50th anniversary and the 100th of the National Awakening Day as well as the Visit Indonesia Year 2008.

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