The Delicate Movements of Tari Kipas, South Sulawesi

Tari Kipas Tari Kipas or Fan dance is a dance that originating from Gowa society, South Sulawesi. Some people recognize this dance as Kipas Pakarena dance that means Playing. This traditional dance was attach since the existence of Gowa Kindom at ancient time. It said that Kipas Pakarena is telling about the farewell of Boting Langi people (heaven) and Lino people (earth). The movements in this dance is characterize the delicate Gowa Women who faithful, behave, obey and respect to husband. This dance is consist of 12 parts in every…

Dinggu Traditional Dance – Southeast Sulawesi

Dinggu Traditional Dance Dingu dance is a traditional dance from Southeast Sulawesi, precisely originating coming from Tolaki tribe. According to Tolaki folklore, the rice seed is coming from the decease of seventh angel that coming to Earth. Hence, after the harvest time, they held a thanksgiving celebration to God that celebrated by the local people. In order to gain more rice, Tolaki people are held Modinggu ceremony. Modinggu ceremony is a mass working to plant rice seed in the field that did by the Tolaki’s teenagers at dawn till night.…

Lumense Traditional Dance, The Worship Dance To Welcome Dance

Lumense Traditional Dance The word Lumense means flying high, it taken from the word Lume, which means flying; and Mense, which means high. This traditional dance is originating comes from Kabaena subdistrict, Bombana regency, Poso, Central Sulawesi. At early begin, this traditional dance was having purpose as a worship dance to the god, but today it presented as a welcome dance to the guest of honor in Bombana. www.indonesia-tourism.com

Polopalo Dance, A Gorontalo’s Folk Dance

Polopalo Dance Polopalo is a traditional dance from Gorontalo, that becomes a folk dance among the teenagers. There are two types of Polapalo dance; the first one was the oldest one and the modern one. The old Polapalo was played by single dancer or solo, while Polopalo today is played in groups and using new compose and arrangement. The old Polopalo was played by hitting the instrument to the tools and to the knee regularly, while today’s Polopalo is played by hitting the instrument the tools only. Nevertheless, the technique…

Kancet Ledo, Another East Kalimantan Traditional Dance

Kancet Ledo Kancet Ledo or Tari Gong, is another traditional folk dance from East Kalimantan. Looking at the name, Gong dance is a dance that instrumented by Gong music instrument. Beside, this dance is sometimes been performed above a gong. This dance is also representing the gentle movements of a girl that flick like the move of paddy in the field. This dance is presented by Dayak women that wearing Dayak Kenyah’s traditional clothes. The dancers are also use a huge Enggang bird’s feather tail on their hands and that…

Kancet Papatai, Dayak Traditional War Dance

Kancet Papatai Kancet Papatai is kind of Tari Perang or War Dance is a traditional dance from Dayak tribe, East Kalimantan. This dance is telling represents the heroic act of Dayak Kenyah hero that fought against the enemy. The movements of this dance is very lively and energetic and it follows by the squeal of the dancers. At this dance, the dancers are wore the traditional Dayak Kenyah clothes, and it completed by the traditional war equipment like Mandai, shield and armor. Moreover, this dance is also followed by traditional…

The Ancient Dance fo Radap Rahayu Dance

Radap Rahayu Dance Radap Rahayu traditional dance is the original dance from South Kalimantan. This dance is telling about the angels that falling from the sky and brought the wisdom of goodness for the people on Earth. Hence, this traditional dance is having purpose to be the thanksgiving and prayer, in order to make everything done well. Nowadays, this classic Banjar’s dance is used to welcome the guest of honor that presented in wedding ceremony. The dancers are exclusively brought by women dancers. The numbers of the dancers are about…

Baksa Kembang Dance

Baksa Kembang Dance Baksa Kembang dance is a typical of classic dance that originating coming from Banjar Palace, South Kalimantan. In the past, this dance was performed by the royal princesses, but today, everyone in Banjar can perform this ancient dance. Baksa Kembang dance was having purpose to be the entertainment show for royal family and to be the welcome dance for the guest of honor like other king and princes. Today, this dance is being held to welcome the state officers or ministries at national day celebrations. Moreover, this…

Central Kalimantan Traditional Dances

Central Kalimantan Tranditional Dance Like any other provinces in Indonesia, Central Kalimantan is also having some cultural signatures that can proudly shown to the world. In the field of traditional dance, Central Kalimantan has 2 dominant dance, which is, Tambun & Bungai Dance and Balean Dadas traditional dance. Tambun & Bungai is a theatrical dance that tells about the heroic act of Tambun and Bungai to defeat the enemy who wants to dispossess the harvest of the local people. While, Balean Dadan is a traditional dance to ask cure for…

Zapin Tembung Dance, The Malay Traditional Dance

Zapin Tembung Dance Zapin Dance is a dance that is popular in Malaysia and in Indonesia, especially in Malay-populated provinces in Sumatera (Riau Province, Jambi province, Riau Islands Province, North Sumatera, and Bangka-Belitung Islands) and West Kalimantan. It is believed that this dance has been introduced by Arab immigrant, Muslim missionaries from the Middle East in the fourteenth century. In the old days, it only males were allowed to perform; nowadays, female dancers are included. It used to be performed exclusively for religious ceremonies but through the years it has…