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Top 10 Traditional Performing Arts You Must See In Indonesia



Indonesia is a rich country, both in nature source and social culture aspect, Indonesia has many diversities from east to west, from north to the south. The one aspect we are going to discuss is about Indonesian traditional attractions. As we know, Indonesia is a rich country with diversities of many ethnics and many cultures. Every ethnic in every region in Indonesia has its own culture. Here are the top 10 traditional performing arts in Indonesia you might not miss while you were in Indonesia.

Ondel-Ondel

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Ondel-Ondel

Ondel-ondel is a traditional attraction came from Betawi, the origin ethnic of Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. Ondel-ondel is a big doll costume with man inside in it. Ondel-ondel is usually performed in traditional festival. The purpose of Ondel-ondel is to remind people with their ancestors and their own culture.

Reog

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Reog

Reog is a traditional attraction comes from Ponorogo, East Java. Reog has been the traditional landmark of Ponorogo. Reog is a traditional attraction which is popular with mystique atmosphere in it. Reog is a man’s dance using a huge mask symbolize evil face.

Kasada

Kasada

Kasada

Kasada is a traditional ceremony attraction which is held in East java. This traditional attraction is held by the Tengger ethnic in Bromo Mountain. This ceremony purpose is to raise the shaman of certain village in Tengger. This is an offering attraction to the Bromo Mountain by the Tengger ethnic to introduce the new shaman.

Karapan Sapi

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Karapan Sapi

Karapan sapi or cows race in English is another traditional attraction in Indonesia. This traditional attraction comes from Madure, East Java. This attraction attracts many audiences to view the fastest cow ridden by the cow rider.

Makepung

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Makepung

The another same race in Bali, Makepung. If Madura has cows race, then Bali has buffalos race. This traditional attraction is held by the local farmers in Bali and becomes the tourism attraction that is viewed by many tourists.

Debus

Debus

Debus

Debus is another mystique attraction in Indonesia, this attraction originally comes from Banten, West java. This traditional attraction is kind of sadistic attraction, because this performance performs the endurance of performer by using knife, fire, and other dangerous objects.

Tabuik

Tabuik

Tabuik

Tabuik is a traditional attraction from West Sumatera. This attraction is a paraded ceremony. They paraded the attractions like dance and offering to the sea, after arriving at the beach, they float the offering to the sea in the symbol to float the bad luck.

Jathilan

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Jathilan

Jathilan is a Central Java’s traditional attraction, just like the common traditional attraction in Central Java and another region in Indonesia, Jathilan also has the mystique atmosphere in it. This is a man’s dance rides on the horse doll with possessed condition, so unconsciously they dance and eat dangerous thing like porcelain.

Sintren

Sintren

Sintren

Sintren is a dance traditional attraction from Pekalongan, Central Java. Sintren is known as the mystique dance performed by the possessed dancer that is unconsciously dancing in a mystique way and viewed by audience.

Ludruk

Ludruk

Ludruk

Ludruk is a role playing performed on the street by some artist in East Java. Ludruk usually performs the daily activities sample of Javanese people interspersed with jokes and it is accompanied by gamelan music.


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