24 July, 2008

Horse-Trot Dance

Kuda Kepang

Kuda Kepang or A Horse-Trot Dance is one of Johor's traditional dance. With a beat of gendang percussion, a gong and cak lempong (small gong" five or more dancers gracefully moved on the seated two dimensional "horse" made with pleated ratan.

The head of the pack would steer the dance by staying close to the dancers. Kuda kepang was once a form of totemic worship.

Nowadays it is performed as a form of a cultural show for its great entertainment at weddings and other ceremonies. The dace is originated from Java.

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