Ceremony and Performance

Ceremony and Performance

ITS–Saman (or dance of thousand hands) is one of the most popular dances in Indonesia. Its origin is from the Gayo ethnic group from Gayo Lues, near Aceh in North Sumatra and is normally performed to celebrate important ...

ITS–Kuda Lumping (Magical Horse), while it means toy horses made of animal skins or woven bamboo,it also refers to a dance using these toy horses. Originally an East Java traditional dance, over time it expanded to other areas ...

Reog is a traditional performing art from East Java, Central Java, and West Java, with only slight differences between each region. In East Java, Reog is a choir drama or opera to the accompaniment of trumpets, bonang, gong, ...

Of the various traditional dances in South Sumatra province, the most important ones include: 1) Tanggai, a splendid and extravagant welcome dance; 2) Putri Bekhusek, the most famous dance from the Ogan Komering Hulu regency, describing the importance ...

Lenong is a folk theater of the Betawi people, the natives living in Jakarta, with stories usually about crime and heroism. The play is conducted in the Betawi dialect. Performers of the play may number up to ten. ...

The Mangaup is a dynamic dance of cheerfulness and joy. The social background the dance is from Tanah Tumbuh Bungo Tebo Region, Jambi. This dance describes how the young men and women catch fish in the wet rice ...

Tari piring or Plate dance is the most famous traditional dance of the West Sumatran people. It is so called because the dancers use plates as the main symbol in the dance. There are several types of the ...