Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Joged Bumbung and Janger Dance Most Popular Bali Dances

The Joged Bumbung Dance is one of the few exclusively secular dances of Bali, in which the brightly-dressed dancer invites men from the crowd to dance with her in a pretence of seduction. The music is made with bumbung (baMboo) instruments. This dance is very popular with tourists.

The Joged Bumbung dance begins with a long opening sequence by the female dancer. Then, long shawl in her hand, she selects a man from the audience by either pointing with her fan or touching his waist. He (the pengibing) comes on stage to hoots from the audience, and is expected to be as adept at teasing as the women dancer. The better he is, the louder the cheers and roars from the crowd. He may try to pinch her, dance hip to hip with her, or even behave like an angry lover and try to hit her.

Jangaer Dance
The best Janger that I've ever seen. A combination of Janger and Arja. The boys also wear an uncommon clothes for Janger, this costume is for Oleg. That was one of the best balinese dance performances i've ever seen, and i lived in bali for a while last year.
Janger Dance


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