Barong is one of the most famous dance.Which tells the struggle between good and evil. The core story is taken from the Barong Dance puppet story of India is the Largest Hindu Mahabharata.
In this is told, one of five Pandavas ( 5 family ), namely Sahadewa, will be sacrificed by her mother ( goddess Kunti ) to be offered to the goddess Durga (Shiwa's wife a creepy face) but the time sacrificed goddess Kunti fell very sad and not willingly sacrificed his son and he wanted to cancel. therefore cunning goddess Durga finally Kunthi instantly changed his mind and became very angry with Sahadewa. and finally Sahadewa tied under a tree, waiting for the right time for courtesy. that's when it comes Visnhu gives grace to Sahadewa that make him invincible. and it's time to kill the goddess durga down Sahadewa, but they are not able to do. eventually even the goddess Durga asked Sahadewa to kill himself (goddess Durga) so she can go back to heaven.
After he was killed, came Kalika (pupil goddess Durga) and try to kill Sahadewa. but Kalika lost and transformed into a wild boar, because hunted be the people then be transformed again into birds axis (a large bird) and then beat Sahadewa. again again kalika lost in transformed inti a from of goddess with Rangda. at that time transformed into a Barong Sahadewa and fought with Kalika, in this kerkelahian no one wins or loses. The dance ended with a dagger dance, played by some of the men who tried to stab himself with a dagger but none of them were injured, because their bodies have been infiltrated by supernatural powers. That briefly the story of the Barong dance. for more details please a time to yourself to watch this dance if a holiday to Bali.