The Basic Movement of Balinese Dance before You Learning It

Have you watched Balinese Dance? Balinese Dance is more attractive than Java Dance because the movement of Balinese Dance is powerful. Bali has many traditional dances, the famous one is Pendet Dance (Welcoming Dance). There are 3 basic of Balinese Dance before learning it. 
Those are ; 
1. Agem 
2. Tandang 
3. Tangkep 

The meaning of agem, tandang, tangkep are: 

1. Agem Agem is the primary movement of Balinese Dance which it doesn’t change. Agem is consisted by 2, right agem and left agem. 

a. Right Agem for woman 
• Left foot is in front of right foot with corner position. 
•The distance of left foot between right foot is one clod of hand. 
• Left toe lifted 
• The butt is moving to the left and knees bent. 
• The right hand is equal with eyes and the left hand is equal with breast. 
 • The palm is facing forward. • Glancing to right side 
• The body weight centered on the right foot. 





b. Left Agem for woman 
• Right foot is in front of left foot with corner position. 
• The distance of left foot between right foot is one clod of hand. 
• Right toe lifted 
• The butt is moving to the right and knees bent. 
• The left hand is equal with eyes and the right hand is equal with breast. 
• The palm is facing forward. 
• Glancing to left side 
• The body weight centered on the left foot. 



 
c. Right Agem for man 
• Left foot is in front of right foot with corner position. 
• The distance of left foot between right foot is one soles of the feet. 
• The position of body is perpendicular. 
• The body weight centered on the right foot. 
• The palm is facing forward. 
• The position of hand is equal with shoulder. 
• Glancing to right side 

d. Left Agem for man 
• Right foot is in front of left foot with corner position. 
• The distance of left foot between right foot is one soles of the feet.
• The position of body is perpendicular. 
• The body weight centered on the left foot. 
• The palm is facing forward. 
• The position of hand is equal with shoulder. 
• Glancing to left side 

2. Tandang Tandang is a way to move a primary movement to other primary movement, so that it becomes an integral part of continuous movement. 

3. Tangkep Tangkep is the expression when we conducting the dance
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