Rabu, 19 Desember 2018

1,800 Dancers Prepares for the Tanah Lot Festival

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Upon welcoming the Tanah Lot Festival, 300 core dancers participates in the Nunas Pasupati ritual at the Pura Pengayengan in Tanah Lot, Tabanan.

    “The Nunus Pasupati is part of the preparation towards the Tanah Lot Festival,” said Tabanan Regent and Bali’s first female Regent, Ni Putu Eka Wirayastuti in a written statement yesterday.

    The festival itself is set to be held on August 18, Wirayastuti said that the rehearsal on August 15 will involve 1,800 participants. “It is more of a Nuna Pasupati than a rehearsal,” said Wirayastuti.

    Seniman membawakan tarian Sekar Jepun secara masal dalam rangka memperingati HUT ke-58 Kodam IX/Udayana di Lapangan Niti Mandala, Bali, 27 Mei 2015. Perayaan hari ulang tahun kali ini juga diisi atraksi bela diri dan pertunjukan tari kolosal yang melibatkan 3,000 penari dari seniman dan anggota TNI. TEMPO/Johannes P. Christo

    The festival will feature the Ratu Rejang Segara dance that is a dance of gratitude to the Segara Queen. The dance urges humans to remind each other that life comes from the motherland.

    The Regent further said that the dance is an expression of affection and gratitude towards the motherland for taking care of the living without being asked to.

    The 300 dancers of the Nunas Pasopati will be tasked to teach thousands of Rejang Sandat Ratu Segara dancers spread across 10 districts in Tabanan, which mostly consists of elementary, junior-high, and high-school students.

    ANTARA