Form of Gantar Dance Performance Zamrud Nusantara Event in Yogyakarta

Ika Julianti, Kun Setyaning Astuti


Form of Performance Gantar dance is a typical dance of the Dayak Tunjung and Benuaq originating from the West Kutai area, East Kalimantan. The word 'gantar' itself is a stick, this dance describes the joy, hospitality of the Dayak tribe in welcoming government guests and visiting tourists. In ancient times this dance was only performed or danced for traditional ceremonies, namely during the rice planting party ceremony, and welcoming the men when the war was over. This dance is usually danced by 5-8 teenagers. The properties used in this dance are the function of the stick to make holes in the ground and the bamboo sticks filled with seeds symbolizing the rice seeds. Therefore, through appreciation and participation in the art of dance, young people can begin to appreciate and uphold the arts they have and can find out what potential they have. It is important to preserve the gantar dance so that it does not get eroded by the times. It is very necessary for teenagers to know that the Gantar dance is not just a dance, but they must know the history and philosophy contained in the dance.


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