Legency of Golek Dance

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Since I live in Yogyakarta, and many master dance Marionette hence in this article I will briefly review the puppet dance. And this is my review:

              Golek Menak Dance, also called Golek Menak Beksa, or
Beksan Menak. Golek puppet dancing implies Menak.

              Golek Menak Dance is one of the classical dance style created by the Yogyakarta Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX. Creation Golek dance originated from the idea of sovereign Menak after watching the show which was staged Golek Menak Puppet by a puppeteer from Kedu area in 1941. Beksa also called Golek Menak or Beksan Menak. Golek puppet dancing implies Menak. Golek Beksa Menak Menak stories sourced from China. The process of creation and training to implement the idea takes quite a while. Performances held at the palace early in the year 1943 to commemorate the birthday of the sultan. The form is still not perfect, because fashion is still in good shape rehearsal. The first result of the creation of the sovereign is able to display three character types, namely:

  1. Type the characters Sudarawerti daughter to the goddess and the goddess Sirtupelaeli,
  2. Type characters for a smoother son Raden Maktal,
  3. Type heroic characters for King Dirgamaruta.
               Three types of characters to be displayed in the form of two Beksan, namely the war between the goddess Dewi Sirtupelaeli Sudarawerti fight, and fight the war between King Dirgamaruta Raden Maktal.

               The language used in dialogue is the language bagongan. Clothing worn by dancers refer to the Golek Puppet Menak clothing Wood and all the characters dressed in long sleeves, while way berkain rampekan how to apply, kampuhan, cincingan, and seredan hosted adjusted figures.
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Gending Sriwijaya Dance

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Gending Sriwijaya Dance came from South Sumatra, and its function to welcome a special guest who visited this area. This traditional dance has been around since the “Kingdom of Sriwijaya”. This dance reflects the attitude of the host are friendly, cheerful and happy, sincere and open to special guests. This dance is performed by Thirteen dancers young. Clothing Traditional clothing worn is
Aesan Gede, Shawl Mantri, paksangkong, Dodot and date.

Thirteen dancers to the division of roles are :
• One of the main dancers carrier slap (slap, lime, betel),
• Two dancers carrier peridon (equipment slap), the companion dancer
• Six people (three on his right and three left),
To the above nine dancers are the main dancers. and below is supporting dancers, who sometimes dispensed in a procession
• One person carrying oversized umbrella (brought on by a man) ,
• One person Gending Sriwijaya singer,
• Two men carrying spears (male).

          This dance song is the Gending Sriwijaya of its meaning to remind the youth that their ancestors are the great nation and respect the brotherhood and friendship between people and the relationship between man and Creator.


          That glimpse of Gending Sriwijaya dance. Since I am only an observer of dance, this explanation may be less than perfect. For those who know more about this dance, and want to add a description please comment.
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Indonesia is a country rich in culture, one of them contained in a dance. below I put a few dances from various regions in Indonesia, because Indonesian's dances very many kinds, so this is uncomplete. if anyone wants to equip you please add the comment.

  1. Seudati Dance from  Aceh Special Region, comes from the Arabic with Islamic religious background. A full dynamic balancing dance with the religious atmosphere. This dance is very loved and well known in the areaAceh .Tari Meuseukat Saman, in berbanjar done in a sitting position with a dynamic rhythm. A dance with a lyric full of teaching virtue, especially religious teachings of Islam
  2. Regional dances of Bali: Legong Dance, dance background is the story of the King of Lasem cuinta. Given a dynamic and compelling hati.Tari Kecak, a dance based on the story and the Book of the Ramayana which mengisahken about monkey army of Hanuman from Sugriwa
  3. Topeng Kuncaran Dance is a Traditional dance from West Java, this  is a dance that tells a grudge because of his love for a king altercation rejected. Dancing Peacock, a dance that tells of the life of a beautiful peacock-paced and riveting.
  4. Andun Dance is a Regional dances from Bengkulu, South Bengkulu this from a dance to welcome guests who are respected. Teminang Child Fairy Dance, this dance can also be interpreted angel woo children. This traditional dance originated from the Rejang Lebong.
  5. Regional dances from Jakarta is a Topeng ( mask ) Dance, is a traditional Betawi dance to welcome guests in regal. Yopong Dance, is offering dance in honor of guest countries.
  6. Regional dances from Jambi is a Foreword Dance, is offering dance. This traditional dance jambi only complains of dance in common with Malays. Dance Selampir Eight, an association of young people dance and is very popular in Jambi area.
  7. Regional dances of Central Java is a Serimpi Dance, a dance palace in the past with an air of gentle, noble and charming. Dance Blambangan Cakil, tells of the struggle against Buto Cakil Heroine (giant). An omen of crushing anger.
  8. Remong Dance from East Java, Surabaya is a dance that symbolizes the spirit, heroism. At the time danced to welcome the guests. Reog Ponorogo, East Java is a dance that shows courage, virility and handsomeness.
  9. Regional dances of West Kalimantan is a Monong Dance, a dance repellent to the disease the patient can recover with the dancers acting as shaman incantations Zapin Tembung Dance, dance is a community association in West Kalimantan
  10. Baksa Kembang Dance from South Katimantan , a welcome dance in the great room with garlands of flowers delivered. Dance Radab Rahayu, in performances at the ceremony fresh flour, before the bride and groom in persandingkan.
  11. Regional dances of Central Kalimantan and bungai is a Dance Singleton, is a dance that tells the heroic Bungai In Singleton and expel the enemy that would rob the people of harvest. Balean Dadas Dance, dance is to beg a cure for their sick.
  12. Gong Dances from: East Regional , in performances at the welcoming ceremony on tatmu great. Can also be on show during the birth of a baby chiefs. Dance War, Dancing a demonstration two young men in a fight over a girl.
  13. Regional dances of Lampung. Jangget Dance, is a ceremonial dance to upacar-peradatan. This dance symbolizes the magnanimity and moral people of Lampung. Malinting Dance, is a folklore dance background in Lampung. Tells of a visit to the palace of Sunan Gunung Jati Pulung.
  14. Maluku Regional dances Lenso Dance. is a social dance for people of all ranks of the people of Maluku. Cakalele Dance, Dance War is a soul who described the gallant hero.
  15. War Dance Region North Maluku, folk dance to welcome the heroes who fought pualng from the field. Nahar Ilaa Dance, dance, friendship ties at the time of "hot Pela" an agreement to build the village.
  16. Local dances of West Dance Lenggogo MPAA, a dance to welcome the Mawlid Nahi Muhammad. This dance is also frequently performed at the ceremonies of marriage or a circumcision ceremony of the royal family. Batunganga Dance, a folklore dance background. Tells of the love of the people against the king's daughter who went into the stone. They begged the princess to get out of the stone.
  17. Regional dances of East Nusa Tenggara War Dance, dance that shows the properties toying with courage and skill in arms. Weapons used in the form of a whip and a shield. Gareng Lameng Dance, performed at the ceremony of circumcision. This dance form of congratulations and thanks to God that please circumcised physically and spiritually healthy and successful in life.
  18. Regional dances of West Papua danTengah Suanggi Dance, dance that tells the story of a widowed husband and wife who are victims of angi-angi (jejadian). Dance War, symbolizing kepahlawana dance, and the valor of the people of Papua.
  19. Riau dances Tandak Dance, is a very social dance in the favorite in Riau. Tori Joged heap, is a social dance of young people, which is very popular and loved
  20. Kipas (fan) Dances of South Sulawesi, dance girls who demonstrate proficiency samhil fan following in playing rhythm track. Bosara, is a dance to welcome the honored guest. Body movements is very flexible.
  21. Regional dances of Central Sulawesi Lumense Dance, dance is a dance of Poso that survived the great dating to welcome guests. Dance Peule Cinde, including the great dance to welcome guests. Summit agenda was to sow flowers for the guests.
  22. Balumpa Dance Southeast Region, is a welcome dance grand welcome guest conducts. This folk dance originating from Buton. Dinggu Dance, symbolizing nature royongan kegotong in working together while pounding rice. Touch of pestle on mortar is its own rhythm that touches the heart.
  23. Regional dances of North Sulawesi Maengket Dance, is a social dance that is done in pairs. Describing the atmosphere of affection and jest. Polopalo Dance, is a social dance for young people of Gorontalo district.
  24. Regional dances of West Sumatra Dance Dish: A traditional dance which symbolizes the mood of the people kegotong royongan in doing his duties. Working on the fields during the day and at night-sam merry together. Dance Umbrella: danced by a young couple with umbrellas in hand, the man protects a woman's head, a man against a woman perlamban protection.
  25. Regional dances of South Sumatra Dance Date, is a dance in a ceremony to welcome the guests with traditional grandeur. Dancing Princess Bekhusek, meaning that the princess who is playing. This dance is very popular in Ulu and Ogan Komering melamhangka regional prosperity in South Sumatra
  26. Regional dances of North Sumatra Serampang 12 Dancing, a dance rhythm Joged Malays with music accompanied by Latin American-style drum beating. Serampang twelve is a social dance. Tari Tor Tor, A dance of the Batak regions with the background philosophy peradatan and danced in solemn atmosphere.
  27. Serimpi Sangu Pati dance Yogyakarta, a dance accompanied by PALACE on masalalu gamelan sound with a soft dance. Bedaya dance, a dance that is amazing PALACE by 9 girls with a weak rhythm gemulai
  28. Regional dances Welcome Papua Eastern Dance, dance of Joy mempertunjukan residents to celebrate the honored guest. Musyoh dance, a sacred dance in order to expel the ang ¬ late or dead because of misfortune.
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Great of Saman Dance

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Saman is one of Sumatra Dances.

The Saman dance is from Aceh. It is the most popular dance in Aceh and the dance that has become well-known abroad with the name "Thousand hands". It has its origin from the Alas ethnic group and is normally performed as an opening dance to celebrate important occasions. Eight to twenty performers kneel in a row on the floor and make different kinds of torso movements accompanied by songs, clapping hands, slapping chests, slapping hands on the floor, etc. The songs are praises to Allah or prayers. The dance starts with slow movements and increases its tempo gradually to great speed and finally come to a sudden stop.

Saman dance is a tribal dance display Gayo usual to celebrate important events in the customs. Saman dance poem uses the Arabic and Gayo. Besides this dance usually also displayed to celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammad. Dance name "Saman" derived from one of great scholars of NAD, Syech Saman.

Meaning and Function

Saman dance is one of the media for the achievement of the message (Da'wah). This dance reflects the Educational, Religious, manners, heroism, solidarity and togetherness.

Before the start of a warrant mukaddimah or opening, appears a wise old man or a traditional leaders to represent the local community (keketar) or advice that is useful to the players and spectators.

Songs and poems together disclosure and continuous, the players consist of men who are still young by wearing traditional clothes.
Presentation of the dance can also be staged, the group dipertandingkan guests with sepangkalan group (two groups). Ditititk assessment focus on the ability of each group in following the movements, dance and song (poetry) presented by the opposition.
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Saman dance is usually presented not with the accompaniment of musical instruments, but using the voice of the dancers and their applause is usually combined with hitting the chest and groin them as synchronization and threw the body into various directions. This dance is guided by a leader who is usually called Syech. Because of the uniformity and timeliness of information is a necessity in this dance show, the dancers are required to have a high concentration of serious training in order to perform perfectly. This particular dance danced by the men.

In ancient times, this dance performances in certain customary events, including in the ceremony commemorating the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. In addition, particularly in the context of today, this dance is also performed on special occasions that are formal, such as guests visit the Inter-County and State, or the opening of a festival and other events.
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Song of the dancers add dynamism of the dance saman. How to sing songs in the dance saman divided into 5 types:

1. Rengum, which is preceded by the roar of the lifter.
2. Dering, Regnum is immediately followed by all dancers.
3. Redet, namely a short track with a short sound sung by a dancer in the middle of the dance.
4. Syek, the song sung by a dancer with long, high-pitched voice, usually as a sign of change in motion
5. Saur, the song that is repeated along the whole dancer when sung by a solo dancer.

Saman dance movements using two elements of the basic elements of dance saman: Clap clap hands and dada.Diduga, when spreading the religion islam, sheikh summons wilt learn the ancient dance, and then to re-pass the motion, along with poems by Islamic missionary preaching memudakan . In the present context, dances are religious rituals that are still used as a medium to convey messages preaching through the shows.

Saman dance including one dance that is quite unique, because they only show the motion of applause other movements, such as shaking movements, kirep, lingang, surang-filtering (all of this motion is Gayo language)


In general, Saman Dance performed by a dozen or dozens of men, but the amount must ganjil.Pendapat Others say this dance is danced more or less than 10 people, with details of 8 dancers and 2 as cue givers while bernyanyi.Namun, in the development in the modern era that demands that a dance that will be more lively when danced by dancers with higher numbers. To adjust the various movements ditunjuklah a leader called sheikh. In addition to regulate the movement of the dancers, Sheikh also served sing songs, poems warrant.
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Seudati Dance

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Seudati dance is a traditional dance typical of Aceh, which is popular in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam era of the kingdom of Aceh and until now very heroic.
Dance is played by 8 people who called a friend and 2 people who sing the lyric verse of-called seudati child ( Aneuk seudati )or children syahi( Aneuk syahi ).
From 8 friends / dancers who called the sheik ( Syeh )and Apet sheik ( Apet Syeh ). Sheik standing in the position of second from left front row of the spectators based on the vision of the future.
Some experts say Seudati derived from the word Syahadatain, and there is also a word that comes from sahadati (Arabic). In this dance Seudati rely on the body of dancers as his instrument, such as stomach beaten ( Peh prut ) , put the ches ( peh dada ), fingers are ( Ketip jaroe ), plaudit ( peh jaroe ), and with that shrill voice.
In the game seudati consists of some act / sessions, namely:

1.      Peace Child Syahi (Saleum aneuk syahi)
2. Peace sheik (saleum sheik)
3. Likok
4. Sama
5. Story ( Kisah )
6. Pansi
7. Lanie / gambus opener ( Gambus Pembuka )
8. Gambus cover. ( Gambus Penutop )

2.       Verses-versification Seudati contain messages Islam, a traditional / hadihmaja, incendiary spirit stories and history of Aceh. Along with the growth and development dynamics in Aceh, could versemonger also be adjusted. A child syahi (syeha) a reliable, he can create a lyric-verse of the spontaneity with the condition when the show. Verses shaped his rhyming verse ab ab.

3.       Formerly in the era of wars seudati often used to evoke the spirit sabil war against the colonizers. There has been no mention of the source who first created the seudati this. Perhaps by history experts, is estimated seudati is created by the ulama to release the spare exhaustion after the battle for the next war. Besides, it is also often played at events statesman and traditional kingdom of Aceh.
This dance is also included in the category  Tribal Dance or War Dance, which the words are always inspiring young people of Aceh to rise up and fight colonialism. Therefore, this dance had banned the Dutch colonial era, but now is allowed to dance again and became the National Art Indonesia.
Seudati danced by eight men as the main dancer, consisted of one leader called a sheikh, one sheikh assistant, two assistants on the left called apeetwie, one person behind the maid called apeet tub, and three normal assistants. In addition, there are two singers as a dance accompanist called aneuk syahi.

This type of dance does not use the instrument, but only brought a few movements, like clapping hands to the chest and hips, stomping feet on the ground and the passage of a finger. Movement to the rhythm and tempo of the song that was sung. Several of the movement is dynamic and lively with great enthusiasm. However, there are some movements that seemed stiff, but actually shows strength and valor of the dancers. In addition, clapping his hands to his chest and stomach at the same time imposing warrior pride.

Seudati dance clothing consisting of long pants and long sleeve T-shirts are tight, both white; songket wrapped around the thighs and waist length; Rencong inserted at the waist; tangkulok (headband), which tied a red head and a handkerchief colored. Dress uniform is only for the main players, while not necessarily syahi aneuk dress uniform. The most important parts of the dance consists of Seudati likok (force; dance), Saman (melodies), rhythmic agility, and story telling of the story of heroism, historical and religious themes.
The Seudati Dance is a very popular dance from North Sumatra, or Aceh. It was formerly a court-dance which took the form of a patriots dance, describing the prowess of the Aceh patriots who are about to proceed to the battle-field Now the dance is the property of all the people, and used as an impetus for their patriotism.
There are two Seudati dances, one danced by men only, called Seudati Agam, and the other, danced by women only, called Sudati
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Each Seudati Dance is danced by ten men or ten women. When it is danced by men (Seudati Agam) the ten dancers are divided according to their function in the dance; one Aneuk Seudati, or the child of Seudati, one Adoee or younger brother, and eight Dalam or Aduen or elder brothers. One of the eight Dalam is called Sheik or leader, and there is an Apet Sheik or deputy leader. The six others are called Rakan or Kawan, meaning friends.
The performance of the Seudati dance is sometimes very long; there is even one which begins at 8 p.m. and ends at 6 a.m. The stage is an open field. The dance can be very exciting when there is a competition between two neighbouring villages, each with its own Seudati team.



The patriotic nature of the Seudati Dance is seen chiefly from, the costume of the Seudati Agam, consisting of a long white right shirt, long white or black trousers, a sarong (a cloth wrapped round the under part of the body worn above the knees), selendang (scarf) fastened round the waist, rencong (short sword) and a head cloth. The dance is very gay and vigorous, varied by frequent rhythmical clapping on the breast. As they dance the dancers sing in turn stories showing the greatness of Aceh in the past.
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Serimpi Dance (Mystical)

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"Serimpi Sangupati dance" is a dance performed four female dancers and in the middle of the dance with four dancers with skills and then providing liquor to the Netherlands. The serimpi dance is a mystical nuance that comes from Yogyakarta. The dance is accompanied by Javanese gamelan.

This dance is played by two female dancers. Hand movements slow and graceful, is characteristic of the dance Serimpi. Dance Pakubuwono srimpi IX sangopati this work, is actually a dance work Pakubuwono IV who ruled the Kingdom of Surakarta Sultanate in 1788-1820 with a Srimpi sangopati itself sangapati word comes from the word 'the apathy "of a candidate replacement term for king. This dance symbolizes the provision to the death (of the meaning Sangopati) allocated to the Dutch.

It was a very effective tactic, at least, can lead to the Dutch authorities do not realize that he was fooled. Because already lulled by the beauty of dance, coupled with increasing number of liquor or wine to be drunk so they (the Netherlands) and then drunk. Tail, the agreement which had been due to be held ultimately successfully thwarted. With the failure of these agreements, several areas mentioned above can be saved.

However, that need to be underlined in this dance is the courage of the warrior princess, which in this case were represented by dancers serimpi. Because if it was smelled by the Dutch scheme, then that will be the first bait is that they are dancers.

Can be said that they were soldiers in the front row that also determines whether the mission succeeded and thwart agreement. So as to obscure the fact that there are missions in the name of the dance the dance is called the Serimpi Sangupati defined as the provision of death.

Currently Serimpi Sangupati still often danced, but only serves as a dance entertainment purposes only. And there are scenes in which wine drinking is still there but the dance is done only symbols; only, not with real wine.
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