Plate Dance

Categories: Art and Culture, West Celebes

This dance is one of the most famous art from Minangkabau. Tari piring (plate dance) is done by put plates on hand palms of the dancer while s/he dancing. At first, the dance is a ritual for presenting God offerings which is food on the plate as a form of gratitude. After the arrival of Islam, plate dance is not used as a ritual practice anymore but as a performance to entertain people in special occasions. The accompanist music of the dance is usually performed by traditional intrument of Minangkabau such as Talempong and Saluang.

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