dance repertoire

Photo by Christian Jose


SUMATRA | sumatera

BATIN KEMUNING – Riau

A malay dance, describes the dynamics of the society in Keritang kingdom.

PAYUNG – West Sumatra

The Umbrella dance is played by a pair of young man and woman, it tells about the man approaching a girl and how he cares about his girl.

RANTAK – North Sumatra

The dance is inspired from Pencak Silat movements.

Ratoh Jaroe -Aceh

The dance which mirrors the value religiosity, education, common courtesy, patriotism, solidarity, and togetherness.

PIRING -West Sumatra

The plate dance is very intricate because speed and swiftness are needed in balancing the plates.

Photo by Ganesrian Rangga

PASAMBAHAN -West Sumatra

A welcoming dance to honored guests.

SIMALUNGUN – North Sumatra

BORNEO | kalimantan

RUAI – Central Borneo

Photo by Indri

ENGGANG TERBANG – East Borneo

Dance of the ancestors of Dayak Kenyah, East Kalimantan in form of hornbill birds.

Photo by Ganesrian Rangga

JAVA | jawa

JAIPONG WALEDAN – West Java

The dance of feminine strength.

Photo by Christian Jose

GAMBYONG PAREANOM -Central Java

This dance depicts the beauty of javanese women.

Photo by Christian Jose

NGAROJENG -Jakarta

Describes the joy of batavian girls as they play during the full moon.

Photo by Reni Wilhelmi

GITEK BALEN – Jakarta

From the betawi ethnic’s culture, the dance expresses swiftness of movement.

Photo by Aditya Pratama

TOPENG GONG – Jakarta

Coming of age story of young adolescents in “Pesantren”

MERAK – West Java

The peacock dance expresses grace and beauty.

Photo by KJRI – Frankfurt

YAPONG – Jakarta

Expression of joy through an energetic and dynamic dance.

KEMBANG KEMOR – Jakarta

Tells about the beauty of blooming flowers.

Photo by JKI/EIKG

BALI AND WEST NUSA TENGGARA | bali dan nusa tenggara barat

KEMBANG GIRANG – Bali

A dance performed by women with swift movements.

Photo by KJRI – Frankfurt

PENDET – Bali

A dance to welcome guests.

Photo by Reni Wilhelmi

KIDANG KENCANA – Bali

Dance of the deers.

Photo by Ganesrian Rangga

PAPUA AND EAST NUSA TENGGARA | papua dan nusa tenggara timur

MAMBRI – Papua

A dance creation of papuan warriors.

Photo by Ganesrian Rangga

SULAWESI AND MALUKU ISLANDS | sulawesi dan kep. maluku

PATTENEUNG – South Sulawesi

The elegance of weaving culture of Buginese women in Sulawesi.

Photo by Ganesrian Rangga


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