The Beauty From West Java, Peacock Dance (Update with Video)
Priangan, West Java. Known for its natural beauty, is said Priangan created, when God was smiling. Besides its natural beauty, Priangan also has an incredible art, Tari Merak (Peacock Dance)
Peacock dance is a dnew creation of Pasundan's dance. Created by Raden Tjetjep Somantri in the 1950s and re-made by dra. Irawati Durban in 1965.
Many people mistakenly think that if the dance is about life and happiness peahen, but the charm of this dance tells the story of a famous male peacock pansy to captivate the female.
The male will display the beauty of its tail feathers are long and colorful to attract the female heart. Gestures of the male that looks like a graceful dance to show the charm to her so that the female was fascinated and continue their mating rituals.
Each movement is full of meaning cheerful and happy, so the dance is often used as a dance of welcome gifts for guests or the groom to the wedding.
The costumes are colorful peacock with a distinctive accent and the most dominant characteristic of which is filled with sequin wings that can be stretched by the dancer with a graceful movement that adds to the charm of this dance, and the crown is decorated with a peacock's head is called as "singer" that would sway every time the dancer moves his head.
Accompanied by a set of Sundanese gamelan music, dance performances Peacock began. Graceful movements of the dancers into its own characteristics Peacock of Peacock dance performances. Occasionally, they show motion like a bird that was hopping.
New Picture of Peacock Dance
Peacock Dancers such another Indonesian Dances always be played together with a group of traditional musicians like Degung (West Java traditional music).
Uploaded by mstreet28 on Mar 14, 2009
Another Picture of Peacock Dancer
Peacock dance always be played in group. At least two dancers. The dance never be played solo. Because this dance show us about female and male peacock birds dance together.
Uploaded by mekarasih on Jul 26, 2011