Traditional Dances of Minangkabau

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Traditional Dances

Tari Piring (Plate Dance)

Tari Piring is one of the well known traditional dances in Indonesia. It is performed by one to ten men or women. They dance and hold small plates on each hand at the same time (watch the video). Tari piring is normally perfomed during a harvest season or to welcome official guests.

Watch Tari Piring (Plate Dance) performance from YouTube:

Tari Payung (Umbrella Dance)

Tari Payung is a local (etnic Malay) friendship dance that is performed by young people, men and women. It tells about cheerful young couple and they dance by umbrella as part of the dance.

Watch Tari Payung performance from YouTube:

Pasambahan Dance

Pasambahan Dance is normally performed by a group of dancers to welcome guests, where a female dancer carries a “carano” (a kind of golden metal pot covered by a local patterned fabric) while dancing, then other dancers will open the carano’s cover and serve (or pretending to serve) to the guests.

Watch Pasambahan Dance performance from YouTube:

Galombang Dance (Waving Dance)

Galombang dance is performed by male and female dancers, often it is combined or ended with Pasambahan Dance. The male dancers, who perform Galombang Dance, dance as if they do “Pencak Silat”, the Indonesian traditional martial arts. Galombang Dance is usually performed to welcome guests.

Watch Galombang Dance performance from YouTube:

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JoTravelGuide 2 Jun 2012


Halo Yani dan Laili, makasih ya sudah berkunjung ke situs kami dan komentarnya. Gimana kalau Yani dan Laili yang mungkin bisa bantu untuk melengkap? :)
Good luck untuk study-nya ya.


yani 1 Jun 2012


informasi disini kurang lengkap ................

informasi disini kurang lengkap ................


laili 1 Jun 2012


seharusnya informasi disini lebih lengkap ...

untuk membantu mengerjakan tugas yang sulit dari sekolah ,,,

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