Monong Dance

Monong Dance Dance Monong / Manang / Baliatn, is a healing dance that originating comes from all Dayak communities. This dance serves as a repellent / cure / antidote to the disease, so the patient can recover. The dancers are behave like bewitched and speak out the spell. This dance is performed when the shaman is in a state of trance. Hence, this dance is part of traditional ceremonies of Bemanang / Balian tribe. www.Indonesia-Tourism.com

The Attractive Movement of Remo Dance

Remo Dance Remo dance is originating from Jombang regency, East Java. At early begin, this dance was used as an opening show before Ludruk show. In times, this dance is practically performed as a welcome dance in special occasion like state ceremonies and local arts festival. Remo dance is telling about the struggle of a prince in a battle. Hence, this dance is performed by a man, or today, it is performed by a woman who dressed up like a man. By that case, today, there is a type of…

The Patriotic of Remong Dance

Remong Dance Remong Dance is a typical of welcome dance, that originating from East Java Province. This dance is represents the dynamic character of East Java people, or Surabaya communities in particular. This dance is symbolize the courage of a prince, that is why, the dancer is always a man, or a female-man look alike. Remong dance is always followed by Gamelan traditional instruments, which is consist of Bonang, Saron, Gambang, Gender, Slentem, Siter, Seruling, Ketuk, Kenong, Kempul and Gong. The music theme of this dance is using Juli Juli…

Bedaya Pangkur Traditional Dance

Bedaya Pangkur Dance Bedaya Pangkur Traditional dance is one of sacred dance from Surakarta Hadiningrat Palace, which is performed by 9 dancers and gentle movements. This dance was first performed since 200 years ago and it can be now performed outside the Royal Palace to be consumed by general entertainment. Bedaya Pangkur Dance was created by Pakubuwono IV during 1787 – 1820. It has slow movements and it tells about the romanticism love. The slow movements within the dance are symbolize the balancing of lust and human senses. These 9…

Bambangan Cakil Dance

Bambangan Cakil Bambangan Cakil dance is one of classical dances in Java, Central Java in particular. This dance is actually adopted from one of the scenes that exist in the staging of the Puppet scene or Wayang Kulit traditional puppet, which is Perang Kembang or Flower War. This dance is telling about the battle between the knights that fight giants. The knight is a character that is subtle and gentle, while the giant figures is illustrate the rough and cruel. In Leather puppet performances, Perang Kembang scenes are usually performed…

Serimpi Dance, The Java Classic Dance

Serimpi Dance Serimpi traditional dance is typical classic dance originating from Royal palace of Yogyakarta. It is classic, because it was first performed in 12th Century. This dance was created by Pakubuwono IV, who was the leader of Surakarta Hadiningrat Palace, that symbolizing the death moment. The name of Serimpi was originating called as Srimpi Sangopati, which means King replacement candidate. Like any other Java dance, this Serimpi dance is also performed by gamelan music, which are the Javanese traditional instruments. This dance is having 45-60 minutes duration. Looking at…

The Elegant Movement of Peacock on Merak Dance

Merak Dance Merak dance is a traditional folk dance originating from Pasundan land, West Java. This dance was created by Raden Tjetjep Somantri in 1950s and it had been rearrange by Irawati Durban in 1965. Merak in English means Peacock bird. From its name, it clearly describes the dance that symbolize the elegant of peacock movements. Merak dance is can be performed solo or in groups. The dancers of this beautiful dance are wearing scarf that perform the tail of the peacock with multicolor scenic tone. Moreover, the dancers are…

Kuncaran Mask Traditional Dance

Kuncaran Mask Dance Kuncaran Mask Dance, is a dance that tells about a king that being rejected by a girl he loved. This dance is is having strong yet delicate movements that showing the anger of the rejection but also the gentle heart of the king who love the girl. As mentioned, this dance is mainly using mask as the primary wardrobe that typical of West Java mask character. Moreover, the dancers are also wore traditional Javanese clothes. Behind the mask, it can be men or women who wear a…

Yapong Dance, One of Betawi Folk Dance

Yapong Dance Yapong dance is typical of traditional happy dance that having delicate and kind of erotic moves. The term of Yapong was taken from the song that follows the dance which sounds ‘ya ya ya’ and the sound of the music that heard like ‘pong pong pong’. Hence, it was later on popular as Yapong dance. The dancers of this traditional erotic dance are women, they wore traditional Betawi wardrobe that complete with head accessories from Betawi tribe. There is also scarf that being used as an additional wardrobe,…