Dance History Of Asia by Cheryl Him

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1. Khon (Thailand)

1.1. Multidisciplinarism

1.1.1. The Performance includes dancing and acting, which is known as dance dramas. It is a mask dance drama in which dancer wears mask and carry weapons while dancing with the beat of the instruments the dancer will follow the drum beat.

1.2. StoryTelling

1.2.1. Khon is based on the tales of the epic Ramakien. The performance tells a story and it adapted from the story of Ramayana. The most famous character in the story was the monkey warriors hanuman and Phra Ram his king fight against the demon. to get their princess back.

2. Tinikling (Philippine)

2.1. Interculturalism

2.2. Multidisciplinarism

2.2.1. It is danced to rondalla music, a sort of serenade played by an ensemble of stringed instruments which originated in Spain during the Middle Ages. Hence combination of dance and music.

3. It originated during the Spanish colonial era. Legend says that Tinikling originated during the Spanish rule of the Philippines, when natives worked on large plantations under the control of the King of Spain.The dance involves two people beating, tapping, and sliding bamboo poles on the ground and against each other in coordination with one or more dancers who step over and in between the poles in a dance. The name is a reference to birds locally known as tikling, which can be any of a number of rail species; the term tinikling literally means "tikling-like."The dance originated in Leyte among the Visayan islands in the central Philippines as an imitation of the tikling bird dodging bamboo traps set by rice farmers. The dance imitates the movement of the tikling birds as they walk between grass stems, run over tree branches, or dodge bamboo traps set by rice farmers. Dancers imitate the tikling bird's legendary grace and speed by skillfully maneuvering between large bamboo poles.


4. Kecak was originally a trance ritual accompanied by male chorus, performed by a circle of at least 150 performers wearing checked cloth around their waists, percussively chanting "cak" and moving their hands and arms, depicts a battle from the Ramayana The chant is known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant.

5. Ulek Mayang (Malaysia)

5.1. Ritualism

5.1.1. It is a ritualistic dance performed to appease or invoke the spirits of the sea and is always accompanied by a unique song also called Ulek Mayang. The Ulek Mayang is said to have its origin in an ancient tale about a sea-princess who fell in love with a fisherman. The princess abducted the fisherman's soul, leaving his body unconscious. His friends entreated a bomoh (shaman) to heal him. When the bomoh conducted the healing ritual to bring the fisherman's soul back, the princess appeared and responded by calling on five of her sisters to her aid. The battle between the bomoh and the six princesses continued until the seventh and the eldest princess appeared and put an end to it.The grateful bomoh and the fisherman’s friends present the princess with coloured rice as an offering to the spirits of the sea. This practice, along with the Ulek Mayang dance, continued until the Islamic revival movement of recent decades.

5.2. Multidisciplinarism

5.2.1. It is accompanied by a unique song also called Ulek Mayang. A traditional orchestra comprising drums, gong, violin and accordion accompanies the dance.

6. Kecak (Indonesia)

6.1. Ritualism


6.2. StoryTelling

7. In the middle of the circle, There is a battle of the story of Ramayana. The monkey-like Vanara helped Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana. Kecak has roots in sanghyang, a trance-inducing exorcism dance.