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The Famous Javanese Traditional Dances

The Famous Javanese Traditional Dances - Tourism in Indonesia is very diverse, not only its natural beauty tourist destinations, but also the culture in Indonesia .This diverse culture, which makes Indonesia a very popular tourist destination from various regions, as well as various countries.

One culture that is an attraction is its Javanese Traditional Dance. There are various traditional dances in Java. On the island of Java, which is the island with the most activities in Indonesia, also the seat of government is there.

One of the largest islands in Indonesia, there are three of the most well-known tribes on Java. There are Betawi, Javanese and Sundanese as well.

Betawi Mask Dance


The mask is an accessory to cover the face. As the name implies, this traditional Betawi dance uses a mask as an element of the dance. We usually see Betawi masks mixed in Lenong art, because this dance is a combination of dance, drama and singing.

At first the Mask dance was a traditional theater performance, along with the times, the art of dance was included in the theater performance until it finally became what it is now. Mask dance has a lively movement and also shows a cheerful expression.

This dance is accompanied by music, some of the instruments are kromong Tiga, kecrek, trigon, drum, gong pitcher, kulanter and kempul.

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Cokek Dance

This Cokek dance is a dance that has long existed in the Betawi community. Cokek dance is the result of cultural acculturation, some were taken from Sunda, China, and even included in the martial arts movement. This dance is a social dance that functions to enliven a traditional party.

In the Cokek dance, the movements must be harmonious and also flexible, the hips sway in rhythm with the music and also the movements of the hands must be graceful. The female dancers also usually play the shawl she wears, to make it look more elegant and charming.

Jaipong Dance

This dance is the best known dance in the wider community. Jaipong dance is a social dance in Sundanese society. In 1976 the Jaipong dance was the creation of a creative person named H. Suanda. This Jaipong dance was created in Karawang.

Jaipong is a combination of several arts such as the tilu tap dance, wayang golek, pencak silat, banjet mask, and so forth. Since its inception, the popularity of Jaipong is growing rapidly in Karawang. Jaipongan has become a means for public entertainment in Karawang, also getting very good appreciation from the Karawang community.

Gambyong Dance


This dance from Surakarta is named after one of the dancers in ancient times. In addition to the dances, the dancer was graceful, his body movements were graceful, his voice was also melodious. With his talent, Sri Gambyong danced to make the hearts of those who saw him captivated, he was also quickly known for it.

Remo Dance


As it progressed, the Ngremo Dance was performed separately as a grand welcome dance performed by one or many dancers. Remo dance at the beginning of its history is devoted to modeling by male dancers to display the masculinity. Because actually Remo is a dance that tells about the struggle of a prince in the battlefield.

So there are some of The famous Javanese Traditional Dances with diversities. Thank you for reading this article, I hope this information is helpful for you, to know more of javanese culture. That is all, thank you.


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