Ceremony and Performance

Ceremony and Performance

ITS–Developed in 1982, the Rampai dance is a relatively new creative dance, combining such traditional Acehnese dances as Seudati, Ratuh and Saman. Such a combination was specially designed to participate in the Festival of Young Dance Choreographers. The ...

ITS–Originally, the Pasambahan dance comes from West Sumatra. It is usually performed by four young girls wearing yellow costumes with black long sleeves, and a headband. The movements of the dance are slow and tender at the beginning ...

ITS–Oreng-Oreng Gae Dance is one of the traditional dances performed by Tolaki people from Kendari in Southeast Celebes (Sulawesi Tenggara). It is performed to display their thankfulness the harvest’s success. It is also performed in traditional ceremonies such ...

ITS–Persembahan Dance comes from Bengkulu Province. It is usually presented to guests. It is danced by nine young women. Before presenting the dance, it is opened by theRandai Dance, a dance which showsPencak Silat (Javanese traditional martial art), ...

ITS–The Baituki dance is more popularly called Tebe-Tebe or Tebedai dance, the most popular dance in East Timor. The dance is performed for relatives and to welcome honorable guests. The dancers wear Kini-Kini (bell rings) around their ankle. ...

ITS–Baksa Kembang dance is an honorary dance with flowers being the heart of the dance (Baksa means honor and Kembang for Flower). Years ago this dance was familiar only to the King’s inner circle in South Kalimantan and ...

ITS–This dance was created by Sri Sultan Agung Prabu Aryokusumo in the 17th century. The Bedoyo dance is a Buddhist dance that is performed for ritual purposes in the Sultan’s Palace of Yogyakarta. Previous to the dance, the ...

ITS–The Betawi mask dance or tari topeng Betawi is a mask-dance of the Betawi people of Jakarta. It is believed that the use of masks is related to the cult of the ancestors, which considered dancers the interpreters ...

ITS–This dance is an expression of thankfulness to the people in Central Celebes. The dance is usually performed during the clove harvesting. It is performed by six or eight young girls, wearing a three-structured skirt called Kulawi traditional ...

ITS–The Bidu dance is a romantic dance from East Nusa Tenggara province. It features boys’ strong efforts to win the love of their girls. “Bidu,” a Tetun word, means “dance.” The dance originated with the Haran ethnic group ...