Ceremony and Performance

Ceremony and Performance

ITS–Indonesias largest lake of Toba organized a two day-carnival in conjunction with the 71st anniversary of Indonesias Independence Day from 20th to 21st August 2016. Aside from signifying a milestone of the country’s achievements, the event is expected to boost ...

ITS–“The witch hobble forward, clutching her stick in both hands, doing a cramped, old woman’s dance, taking one step with one food drawn up, bending forward with stiff neck and back, moving in half-circle with curious jerky steps. ...

ITS–The Serimpi dance is the traditional Javanese court dance is usuallyly performed by the Royal Family (daughters &princesses). It portrays a dwelling pair, (sometimes) two pairs of Amazons who gracefully and deliberately moved in unison, and fighting with ...

ITS–Originally, this dance comes from Kapuas, South Borneo. The dance tells about the heroism of Dayak women, represented by Nyai Balau, who fought against Dutch colonialism in 17th century. It is usually performed using “Mandau”, a special sword ...

ITS–The Wayang Orangdance is the most important Javanese dance drama. It is danced by a least 200 dancers, and describes the story of Ramayana. This story tells about the quarrel between a good character, Sri Rama, the refined ...

ITS–Toraja or Tanah Toraja is located in mountainous north Celebes. Compared to other areas of Indonesia, the traditions and cultures of the local community are entirely unique. Part of this uniqueness is shown in the funeral ceremony. People ...

ITS–The Tari Tempayan or Tempayan Dance (tempayan means jar) is a traditional dance of Singkawang in the Sambas District of West Kalimantan. Chinese culture greatly influences both the dance and the jar’s motif. Singkawang is well-known as the ...

ITS–The LegongKeraton dance is closely related to Javanese Hinduism not only because of its history but also of its performance.In the past, this kind of dance was performed as a ceremony devoted to Sanghyang Dedari and held only ...

ITS–Gambyong dance is well known in Surakarta, Central Java. It is performed either by a single girl or more (massal). In addition to dancing, the dancer sings certain songs (sinden). Therefore, the dancers of theGambyong dance have to ...

ITS–It is a new creative dance developed by Mrs. Wiwi Widiastuti in 1993. The dance is a combination of Betawian Ajeng dance and Betawi Mask dance (from Jakarta) and is usually performed either by five, seven, or nine ...