Tari Pendet, a Traditional Bali Dance Indonesia


Pendet dance, which originally come from Bali, Indonesia, symbolizes the reception on the descent of gods into the earth. Over the development period, the Bali artists change this dance to be a welcome dance for the guests, although it still contains of sacred-religious symbols.

Pendet is typically performed by young girls, carrying bowls of flower petals, handfuls of which are cast into the air at various times in the dance. Pendet can be thought of as a dance of greeting, to welcome the audience and invite spirits to enjoy a performance.

Pendet dancers bring flowers in small Bokor (silver bowls containing flowers in a ceremony). They spread the flowers around the temple. This dance is a symbol of welcoming God in some ritual ceremonies in Bali. Pendet actually has simple dance movements. These movements are the basic dance movements of Balinese dance. Watch embed videos of Pendet, a Traditional Bali Dance directly from here.
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