Legong Dance Bali
Exotic Performance of Legong Dance Bali
Bali is a region rich with interesting and adorable cultures. Legong Dance is one of attraction that people who visit this province will purposely enjoy. Tourists from around the world will consider watching the dance because it is beautifully stunning and can bring special entertainment to the heart. The beauty of every step and moving of the dance is charming and mesmerizing. Legong is a dance for royal entertainment. Therefore, it is also known as LegongKraton. Kraton means palace. Gamelan, a pack of music instruments is used to create music as the back sound during the dance is performed.
The characteristics of Legong Dance which is noticeable are the movements of fingers which is intricate, footwork which is complicated and the obvious expressions and gesture. Facial expressions especially the eyes of the dancer can also dance and it makes the dance is unique. The costume is also special. The dancer will use crown-like with flowers as embellishment. This dance mostly is performed in public festivals to preserve the culture also the attraction for the visitors. This dance will be performed by girls who are trained since they are very young of age. To be the dancers, the prettiest and the perfect dancer will be recruited.
The unique fact of Legong Dance is that the dancers are always girls who have not reached puberty. The dance is performed by three dancers wear glittering costumers. Each dancer has own role. Two dancers will be the main roles that dance as the narrative. Another one will role as lady-in –waiting or called ‘tjondong’. The dancers of Legong will be highly praised in society and as they grow adult, they will be honored to be wives of reputable persons, such as royal descendants or merchants. This dance, besides it is an exotic entertainment also has unique history or background to know about. This Balinese dance can be seen on Bali tour package to Ubud.