indonesia

indonesian traditional dancing

balinese is the traditional dance of indonesian.


one of the dances is called Legong (pronounced LAY-gong):

is a graceful Balinese dance performed usually by young girls dressed in gold brocade wrapped tightly around their bodies and headresses decorated with flowers.
In the dance, accompanied by gamelan ensemble, two beautiful dancers move their bodies, hands, fingers, heads and eyes with agile grace and in perfect sync with each other.

another dance is called kecak(pronounced KEH-chahk): kecak is a Balinese music drama which originated in the 1930s. Also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant, it depicts a battle from the Ramayana where monkeys help Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana.It is performed by 100 or more men wearing checked cloth around their waists, seated in a circle, swaying to the rythem of their echoes of their voices, chanting "cak" and flinging up their arms.

Male Indonesian Dance