Petake Gerinjing Dance, Dance of Natural Stories

Helloindonesia.id – Young people came out of the stage, they were wearing clothes in bright colors. Even though it looks contemporary, the costume still adopts traditional values. Bearing in mind the lower part of the clothes worn by dancers using Pagaralam-style batik cloth. They will dance a creation dance called petake gerinjing dance.

Petake Gerinjing Dance
Petake Gerinjing Dance

According to the choreographer, Subahi. The Petake Gerinjing dance is a creative dance that tells the story of a community in a hamlet in the Pagaralam area, South Sumatra. Who gets a punishment for not complying with existing norms and customs. The doom is illustrated by the arrival of flash floods that wiped out civilization.

Petake Gerinjing Dance
Petake Gerinjing Dance

“The Petake Gerinjing dance movement in the first round tells about the life of the people. Who were previously at peace. Then, get punished because many people commit jina, litter, and do not preserve nature. In general, the arable dance moves combine traditional and contemporary, “said Subahi explained.

The coming of flash floods as a doom was then symbolized by a stretch of cloth that kept shaking like a wave of water. The people inside panicked and tried to kill themselves. Meanwhile, in terms of accompanying music, Petake Gerinjing dance combines local and modern musical instruments. Such instruments include kenong, dol, jimbe, organ, guitar, and occasional vocal sounds that narrate the dance.

Much of the mandate conveyed in this dance, especially is how humans are able to live side by side with nature while continuing to maintain the customs and norms that apply. The gift of natural beauty is indeed properly maintained and respected as human gratitude to the creator,

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