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  INDONESIA FOLK GROUP
 

Group Info

Type of organization
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Folk
Country
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Indonesia
Registration date
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03.10.2011
     

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Members of the Company perform throughout the community in local schools, retirement homes, shopping malls and festivals.
 
Most of the group had an enviable national and international reputation and currently regarded as one of  the most distinctive and exciting dance companies touring the globe today.
"Bireun Seudati" Universitas Pelita Harapan (Spain-Portugal):
The 27th Folklore Festival of the Azores and 07-13.08.2011, Azores Islands Portugal, and the program is integrated with the Embassy in Madrid Embassy in Lisbon.

Studio Dance Indra, Indra Dance Group, Bandung West Java (Spain, Portugal): Jornadas Folkloricas Nazarenas of Dos Hermanas International 2011 29.06.2011 -05.07.2011 Spain and "FOLKCantanhede - International Week of Folklore" Portugal, 09-16.07. 2011
SMP Labschool Rawamangun (Turkey): VI. ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN CULTURE FESTIVAL April 19 to 24, Turkey. "

SMP Islam Al Ikhlas (France-Spain): 15th international festival of dance for children Espelette, France 13 to 19 July 2011 and the Festival Internacional Juvenil del Folclórico "Bidasoa" 20-27 July 2011 Irun, Spain.

SMP Islam Tugasku (Polish): XXVI International Folklore Lublin MEETING 16:07 - 07/22/2011 19en Lublin and the Festival of the CHILDREN OF Mountains Will the which take place in Nowy Sacz, 24th-31st July 2011, Poland

SMA Labschool Rawamangun (Greece-Turkey):
OF Naoussa International Folklore Festival, July 5-11, Beylikdüzü Municipality Greek and International Culture & Art Festival July 12 to 18 2011 ›stanbul, Türkiye.

"Sivanataradja" Faculty of Humanities University of Indonesia (Netherlands-Germany):
International Folklore Festival "OP ROAKELDAIS" Dutch WARFFUM 29Juni-July 3, 2011;
Hahnentanz Folkorefestival Volkstanzgruppe Süßen, Germany 05-08 July 2011;
The Festival "Folklore-Festival Europäisches Bitburg", Bitburg Germany 08-12 July 2011; Stichting Internationaal Folklore Festival Zeeland, The Netherlands 16-25 July 2011

SD Islam Al Ikhlas (Turkey):
 4th International Children's Folklore Festival, Fethiye, Turkey, 20 to 28 April 2011.First Prize

Community Dance Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Indonesia (FRANCE-SPAIN):
The series of International Folklore Festival of Quillan (France), Jaca (Spain) Extremadura (Spain); Alcala de la Selva (Spain), Les Presses (Spain); Adifolk Barcelona (Spain);

Kencana Pradipa, Faculty of Psychology, University of Indonesia (USA):
 Integrated Programme Consulate General in Houston; 22-23 August 2011
 The 2011 World Folkfest in Springville, Utah, USA 25 to 30 July 2011;
Bountiful, Utah, USA. Bountiful / Davis Summerfest International 31Juli-8Agustus;
South Jordan City "INTERNATIONAL DAYS" 9 August to 13 August 2011;
 Integrated Programme Consulate General in New York; 15-22 August 2011

SD 01 Menteng Jakarta (Turkey):
 6th Eskisehir ÇA–FEN COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL, Eskisehir, Turkey, 19-24 April 2011

Paramadina University (France):
XVIII FESTIVAL Folklore ET PARTAGE, Montreal, 29 July-1 August 2011, RITE - LES BETHMALAIS, St. Giron, August 5 to 12; Festival Mondial de Folklore de Montréjeau, Montrejeau, 12-17 August 2011, France.

 DWI Warna Boarding School (France):
International Folkore Guemenos Festival, 17 to 26 July 2011, France.

Repertoire and complete History of Dance:
tTARI LENGGANG NYAI (LENGGANG NYAI DANCE)
 
Synopsis:  Lenggang Nyai Dance is a traditional dance from Betawi culture in Jakarta, the capital city Indonesia. The dance tells the story about young girls who are merrily welcoming guests who come from afar in togetherness. They move cheerfully and gracefully with their hands and hips while expressing happiness with a smile on their face.  The girls also use the dance to introduce themselves to public.
 
Description:  3-7 female dancers wearing colorful traditional clothes and scarf perform the dance. The music includes a set of traditional instruments called Gambang Kromong. Classic Chinese acculturation takes form of the colorful clothes and music.  The dance also has a touch of classic European and Middle Eastern culture.
 
Duration: 5 minutes
TARI CENDERAWASIH (CENDERAWASIH DANCE)
 
Synopsis:  Cenderawasih Dance represents the movements of Cenderawasih bird. The dance is originated from West Papua, Indonesia. The dance tells about the romance between couples of Cenderawasih birds that fly beautifully around the mountain. The couples are chasing each other while spreading their beautiful wings. 
 
Description:  It is performed by two female dancers. The movements have Balinese characteristic.  These movements focus on the dancers’ hands which represent the birds’ beautiful wings.
 
Duration: 5 minutes
TARI TOR-TOR (TOR-TOR DANCE)
 
Synopsis:  Tor-Tor dance originates from North Sumatra.  Historically it was used in a ritual to communicate with spirits which are summoned and inhabit stones sculptures, the symbol of the spirits of ancestors.  This dance is usually performed in grand festivals or it important rituals.
 
Description:  The dancers wear ‘ulos’, the traditional garment of North Sumatra.  The dance is accompanied by traditional music comprised by the likes of drum, flute and Batak trumpet.
 
Duration: 5 minutes
TARI PIRING (THE SAUCER DANCE)
 
Synopsis:  Piring Dance is one of the traditional dances originated from West Sumatera, Indonesia. The dance tells the story about farmers who are planting crops on the field with happiness and joy while being thankful for the harvest. The dancers carry saucers as a form of gratitude to God for the abundant crops.  It is usually performed on a marriage ceremony or as a welcome dance on a special occasion.
 
Description:  The dance is usually performed by 3-7 dancers, men or women. The dancers wear traditional Minang clothes and carry two saucers on their hands as they dance energetically along with the music from traditional instruments called Talempong and Saluang.  The dancers move their hands and spin the saucers around while moving and jumping energetically in an intricate formation. The movements require good coordination between legs and arms to perform harmonically with the music.
 
Duration: 5 minutes
TARI NANDAK GANJEN (NANDAK GANJEN DANCE)
 
Synopsis:  Nandak Ganjen Dance is a traditional dance from Betawi that depicts young people who express their cheerful and delightful feelings and also their need of freedom. It is one of the newer dances in Indonesia and is not based on the traditional patterns and rules. This dance represents more self-independence. Nevertheless, the dance still holds the conceptual rules of its related ethnic; “Nandak” means dance and “Ganjen” means flirty and lively.
 
Description:  Only women perform this dance.  They wear colorful traditional Betawi clothes to attract especially the male spectators.  There are a lot of hip movements in this dance which are often accompanied with flirtatious glances.
 
Duration: 5 minutes
TARI JAIPONGAN (JAIPONGAN DANCE)
 
Synopsis: Jaipongan arises from a combination of Ketuk Tilu and Pencak Silat which also originate from West Java. This dance is one of the newer dances in Indonesia and is not based on the traditional patterns and rules. This dance represents beauty. Nevertheless, the dance still holds the conceptual rules of its related ethnic.
 
Description:  The dancers use fans and scarves as properties. This dance focuses on hip movements and also requires arms, shoulders, head, hands movements and footsteps skill.
 
Duration: 5 minutes
TARI SAMAN (THOUSAND HANDS DANCE)
 
Synopsis:  Saman Dance is the most popular dance in Aceh and it is commonly known as the “Thousand Hands Dance”.  It is originated from the Alas tribe and is normally performed to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad and other important occasions. This dance is considered one of the media for communicating the message from Allah.  It also reflects the education, manners, heroism, solidarity, and togetherness.
 
Description:  10 – 20 performers kneel in a row and make different kinds of torso movements accompanied by songs while clapping hands, slapping chest, slapping hands and slapping hand on the floor.  Saman Dance is not accompanied by any musical instrument.
 
Duration: 10 minutes
TARI RAPAI GELENG (RAPAI GELENG DANCE)
 
Synopsis: “Rapai” is the name of a tambourine used to accompany songs and dances. The basic purpose of the dance is to spread Islamic teaching, to engrave moral to the society and to explain living in harmony within the society.
 
Description:  Rapai Geleng Dance is a dance that specially developed with movements of the tambourine. The movements are almost the same as that in Saman Dance but in this dance each dancer handles one tambourine.  A song about Islamic teaching accompanies the dance. This dance has 3 stages. The first is “salam” or the opening, “kisah” this part is usually the story about Prophet Muhammad, and the last stage is “lani” or the closing. Basically, the rhythm of the dance consists of four stages: slow, fast, very fast, and motionless. The lyrics of the song in the slow rhythm part of the dance resemble precise consideration in this life decision-making. The second stage, the fast rythm, resembles confrontation against bad influence. The third stage, the very fast rythm, resembles the chaos. Finally, when the dancers stop their movements the dance is ended.
 
Duration: 10 minutes
TARI GIRING – GIRING (GIRING – GIRING DANCE)
 
Synopsis:  Tari Giring – Giring is originated from Bartim, a region in Central Kalimantan.  It is popularized by Dayak Ma’anyan tribe and is performed to please the guests during joyful events. It is also a social dance for teenagers.
 
Description: Tari Giring – Giring uses two staffs as the dance property.  The way to perform the dance is by banging the staff that they hold on their left hand and the right hand is shaking a bamboo which is filled with pebbles to create sound. The feet move forward and backward following the rhythm of the song. The synchronization of the hands and feet movement creates an enjoyable visual feature.
 
Duration: 7 minutes
TARI PAKARENA (PAKARENA DANCE)
 
Synopsis:  A myth about the heaven-dweller (boting langi) who descends to the earth and meets a human being (lino).  Before returning to heaven, ‘boting langi’ taught living philosophy, agriculture, cattle-raising and hunting by hand, body and foot gestures.  These gestures eventually became the ritual dance when ‘lino’ expresses gratitude toward ‘boting langi’.
 
Description:  Pakarena dancers wear ‘baju bodo’, the traditional garment of the Gowa and use fans as properties.  The dance is filled with softness and tranquility that reflect the respectfulness of Gowa women toward their husbands.  The fluctuating movements in the dance reflect the rhythm of life.  Pakarena dancers are not to let their eyes wide open or lift their legs too high.  Their moving the fans exude gracefulness.
 
Duration: 5 minutes
TARI YOSPAN (YOSPAN DANCE)
 
Synopsis:  Yospan Dance originates from Papua, the biggest island in Indonesia.  "Yospan" is an acronym for Yosim-Pancar.  This dance is also an expression of joy after winning a war.  The dance has later become a symbol of friendship of the Papuan and the outsiders.
 
Description:  Dancers perform Tari Yospan with vigorous, dynamic and attractive basic movements.  The dancers stomp the ground repeatedly to express elation.  The vibrant and colorful costumes add to the dance’s joyful air.
 
Duration: 5 minutes
TARI INDANG (INDANG DANCE)
 
Synopsis: Indang, also known as ‘Badindin’, is one of Minangkabau non-written literature.  The dance is done in groups and usually accompanied with singing and playing small ‘rebana’ (Islamic drum).  The dance was originally intended as a media of Islamic proselytizing which explains the Islamic themes of the songs originated from Muhammad’s prayers.
 
Description: Indang Stages are often done by seven male dancers which are referred as ‘anak Indang’.  The dancers use small ‘rebana’, also known as ‘indang’.  The movements are energetic and comparable to that of ‘silat’ (traditional martial art).
 
Duration: 5 minutes