West Java, Kuda lumping dance

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West Java, Kuda lumping dance


National Kite Festival – Kuda lumping dance

Kuda Lumping also called “Jaran Kepang” is a traditional Javanese dance depicting a group of horsemen. The dance employs a horse made from woven bamboo and decorated with colorful paints and cloth.

Common Kuda Lumping dance only performed the dance of the troops riding horses, however another type of Kuda Lumping performance also incorporated trance and magic trick. When the “possessed” dancer is performing the dance in trance conditions, they can display unusual abilities, such as eating glass and resistance of whipping.

Jaran kepang is also a part of Reog dance performance. Although this dance is native to Java, Indonesia, it also performed by Javanese immigrants in Suriname, Malaysia and Singapore.

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