Ceremony and Performance

Ceremony and Performance

ITS–The Anging Mamiri dance is a typical South Sulawesi dance. It describes girl longing for her beloved boyfriend who goes to find a job so he can support her in the future. In her long waiting, the girl ...

ITS–The Ngurri Dance was created by Hasanuddin, a choreographer from West Nusa Tenggara. Nguri literally eans, a warm welcome, thus the dance was often used for official guests or kings. The dancers wear a long skirt called a ...

ITS–The Pisok Dance is a new creation based on the Minahasa tribe, North Sulawesi. The creation of this dance was inspired by the habitat of the Pisok (Swallow) which can be found everywhere in Minahasa. Dynamic, disciplined, and ...

ITS–The Kecak dance or cak is one of Balinese dances from the heritage of the pre-Hinduist culture. Originally, Cak was a part of Sang Hyang (Kerawuihan Balinese dance), where Cak had a choir for 100-150 men. This choir ...

ITS–This masked-costume and symbol of character is used in the art performances on Bali and in some parts of Java. There are a few kinds of Barong performed in Bali: some are dramas, some are used in certain ...

ITS–The Gantar Dance is the traditional dance of the Dayak Bentian ethnic group in the province of East Kalimantan. Gantar originally meant “to shake”. Later, it became the name of the item used by the dancers, which if ...

ITS–One of the most attractive dances of the Dayak people is Kancet Pepatai or War dance. It is sometimes also called Kenyah Dance, because it originated with the Dayak Kenyah subethnic group. The dance is mostly performed by ...

ITS–The Topeng dance (topeng is Indonesian for “mask”) is a dramatic form of Indonesian dance in which one or more masked and ornately-costumed performers interpret traditional narratives concerning fabled kings, heroes and myths, accompanied by gamelan music. The ...

ITS–The Sisingaan is a dance from Subang regency, West Java. It is named sisingaan (“singa” means “lion”) because the dance features two lion dolls, on which two children sit. The creation of the dance was inspired by the ...

ITS–The International Ramayana Festival was held in Indonesia from August 31 to September 17, 1971. The festival aimed to promote cultural relationships among the countries in South East Asia, all of which traditionally have the Ramayana performing arts. ...