"Kuda Kepang" dancing in the country malaysia / state Johor Bahru

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"Kuda Kepang" dancing is the predominate type of traditional Malay folk dances. This dance is the dance of Java with the influence of the cultural heritage of Islam. Java is a clear feature of the dancers clothing and Islamic elements in the way the story was clear during peperperangan danced the story of the prophet and his companions. It is said that this dance was introduced by the missionaries of Islam as a way to attract local residents to pour they witnessed the presentation. Missionaries mission will deliver them before or after the presentation.

In MALAYSIA "Kuda Kepang" dance was well loved by the people of Johor, especially the Javanese descent. "Kuda Kepang" are usually made of wicker, which is like a horse with no legs. It is made of woven bamboo or animal skin colored to make it more attractive.

Typically, there are 10 to 15 people per group of dancers dancing horses moving normally would have a head. In the beginning, all the motion on the direction of exaggerating the dancers are waiting to use the rope to control the game. This dance is usually performed in the councils of the crowd to enliven the atmosphere like when welcoming dignitaries, celebrated the wedding ceremony and feast days. In the past there were many taboos for those who watch the show horses moving like dancers do not lash out or be hit by disasters.

There are various opinions about the origin of this dance. There are opinions that relate the origin of the "Wali Songo" who lived in Java during the 15th century. In an effort to spread Islam in the rural areas in Java, "Wali Songo" facing difficulties to get close to people there. He got the idea for the dance while riding a horse. After time passed, the horses changed with animal skins or bamboo to replace the real horse. Some are of the opinion the origin of this dance is associated with "Sidina Ali". To mimic the army steps "Saidina Ali" and he was born dancing horses moving.

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