Indonesia has a lot of culture that spread out from the tip of Sumatera (Nangroe Aceh Darussalam Province) until the tip of New Guinea (Papua Province). If you watch the show of International Art and Culture that followed by Indonesia, usually you will see the Saman Dance as one of this country's culture. This dance is one of the traditional dances that are exist in Indonesia originating from Nangroe Aceh Darussalam Province and also has often performed at the International pageant.
Saman dance is a dance from the gayo ethnic (one of the ethnic in Aceh) which is displayed on the celebration of important traditional event in Aceh. This dance is more often performed at religious ceremonies such as celebrating the birth of the prophet and others.
This dance has significance as one of the media message of islam, in addition this dance also reflects education, manners, religion, cohesiveness, togetherness. This dance is usually accompanied by the strains of poetry, music and the song combined with handclap, pats on chest or thigh.
This video shows the dance saman (at minute 0:02 to 5:15) in celebration of the Indonesian national awakening day -100
Polesian Summer with Folklore 2010 - Поліське літо з фольклором 2010
This dance movement is harmonious. Usually this dance is played by 10 - 17 dancers dressed in bright colors. This dance was played by a sitting position.
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