Recognized as a World Heritage by UNESCO, Balinese dances represent an intangible cultural tradition that must be preserved and promoted for the historical value, complexity and diversity that makes them unique. Among those traditions included in this list, one of the most spectacular is the Baris Dance, or rather the Baris Dances because there are different variations, about 30, each with its distinctive characteristics, with its own style and specific costumes. Often performed in ritual and ceremonial contexts, such as during temple celebrations, the dance is seen as an offering to the gods and as a representation of Balinese heroism and identity. But there is also a non-ritual version which is performed by a solo dancer and is often the first one learned when approaching dance. The name "Baris" derives from the word "bebarisan", referring to the "row" of soldiers who served the ancient rajas of Bali. In fact, the representation is that of an army of Balinese warriors marching or preparing for battle. Accompanied by "gamelan" (a typical island musical ensemble), the dancers describe the feelings of a young warrior before battle, glorify the virility of the triumphant Balinese warrior and show the sublimity of his commanding presence.