tarian dari sumatra


Tari Seudati:
Danced by 8 men and 1-2 other narrators and led by a sheh (dance leader). It doesn't need any musical instruments. The dance describes heroic characteristics of Acehnese.

Tari Saman (for men) and Meusekat (for women):
Developed from the traditional dance "Tepuk Ane" and played by 8-20 dancers. They kneel in a row on the floor or the ground and make many kinds of torso movements. It starts with a very slow speed which gradually becomes a rapid speed then stop suddenly. Accompanied by songs while clapping hands, slapping the chest, slapping hands on the floor.

Tari Rapa-ii Geleng:
It is a specific tambourine used in dancing and singing. Has 11-20 men dancers, similar to Saman.

North Sumatra
Manduda Dance
Tari Manduda:
Traditional dance of Simalungunese, portraying the people who are excited during

Sekapur Sirih Dance
Tari Sekapur Sirih:
This is danced to greet guests who are visiting North Sumatra.

Baluse Dance
Tari Baluse:
A Nia warrior dance which shows brevity and courage

West Sumatra
Plate Dance
Tari Piring:
This dance is uses plates with candles on top as one of the accessories. Dancers skilfully move their hands with the plates and candles in them. This dance symbolizes the tight and co-ordinated Minangkabau people.

Joget Lambak:
The dance is one of the means of socializing between young girls and guys.

Tandak Riau Dance
Tari Tandak Riau:
This is also one of the social dances in Riau

Tari Rangguk:
Full spirited dance, especially performed to greet some guests.

Tari Selampit Delapan:
A social dance for the teenage girls and boys

Sekapur Sirih Dance
Tari Sekapur Sirih:
This dance differs from North Sumatran dance only in costumes and origin, but both of them serve as entertaining dances.

Tari Jangget:
This is a special dance which is performed during traditional ceremonies. It portrays the morals of the people of Lampung.

Melinting Dance
Tari Melinting:
A dance that carries a legend. When Sunan Gunung Jati (one of the Nine Islam Sheikhs in Indonesia) visited the Kingdom of Pugung, he fell in love with Putri Sinar Alam--the princess--who was supposedly performing Tarin Melinting.

Tari Bedana:
A social dance with Islam influence

South Sumatra
Tari Kipas:
A social dance for teenage girls and boys of South Sumatra

Tanggai Dance
Tari Tanggai:
A special dance to greet the guests of South Sumatra. All of the dancers have fake long gold nails as one of their accessories.

Tari Bidadaei Terminang Anak:
It means a dance for a fairy who is cuddling a baby. This a traditional dance of Rejanglebong

Andun Dance
Tari Andun:
This dance originated from the south of Bengkulu. It is a special dance to greet guests of honour.


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