Recently there was 3 hot topics on Twitter simultaneously which were all related to Indonesia.
#pendetindonesia #bali and #indonesia so needless to say, most of the international Twitter community had no clue what Pendet is all about.
Bali of course is one of the hotspots of the world when it comes to travel, but believe it or not, most of my friends in the US are not even sure what country Borneo and Bali are in as both places are much more known than Indonesia itself, and having this English language blog about Indonesia is because we want to change this.
The Pendet Dance comes from Bali. It is an offering dance, has religious background and is enjoyed by tourists because of young beautiful girls moving to music and showing their elegance and beauty.
Pendet is the presentation of an offering in the form of a ritual dance. Unlike the exhibition dances that demand arduous training, Pendet may be danced by anyone. It is taught simply by imitation.
Younger girls follow the movements of the elder women, who recognize their responsibility in setting a good example. Proficiency comes with age. As a religious dance, Pendet is usually performed during temple ceremonies. Many Malaysians claim that it is a Malaysian dance, but Malaysians also claim that a lot of the Indonesian islands should belong to them, so what else is new?
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