While staying at the Grand Mirage, I also spent a night watching the Devdan Show, a definitely must-do of things to do in Bali. The Devdan show is a music and dance show that explains the culture and traditions of Indonesia’s predominant islands: Sumatra, Java, Bali, Borneo and Papua New Guinea.

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The show begins when two kids discover a treasure chest full of artifacts from different Indonesian artifacts. Each artifact leads to a different island, as the audience witnesses a performance from each island.

Overall, I really enjoyed the show and it made me want to see more of Indonesia (especially Sumatra and Java!). My favorite parts were a beautiful Saman dance between a male and a female dancer, as well as an incredible aerial silks dance.

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That being said, there were some moments that cheapened the show as a whole. I would suggest they rework the kids’ dialogue at the beginning to be more natural.

And when the dancers dressed as monkeys broke it down to “Loosen Up My Buttons” my friend and I couldn’t help but giggle. No one else seemed to get the joke.

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Hanging out with the cast after the show!

Have you ever seen the Devdan show?

Devdan supplied my ticket in exchange for a review but as always, all opinions are my own. All photos are property of Devdan Show. Ticket prices start at $65 for adults and $42 for children.

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Ashley is a travel and lifestyle blogger who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since college she has au paired in Paris, backpacked the world solo, and lived in Uganda. Her work has been featured by Buzzfeed, Forbes, TripAdvisor, and Glamour Magazine.
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