Serimpi Dance

Serimpi Dance

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E-73-9-TARI-SRIMPIITS–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 dainty daggers and tiny bows and arrows.

Various stories are associated with the dance, and it may have antecedents in aBorobudur relief, showing two female dancers with identical attitudes, and in a scene at Prambanan depicting a dancing female warrior.

Following the establishment of Javanese dance schools outside of the palaces at the beginning of this century, the Serimpi dance became the standard dance taught to all young women.

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