Changes in the Function of Gendong Dance, Indonesia (Rituals To Seculars)
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- gendong dance; akit tribe; rituals function; seculars function; meranti island
This article aims to describe the functions of Gendong dance from ritual to secular. The paradigm in this article is qualitative with descriptive analysis method. Gendong dance is a product of Akit tribes. The Akit Tribe is one of the inland tribes in the Meranti Islands, Riau, Indonesia. The Akit tribe have a ritual that is held once a year as a form of a sense of request for the safety and health of the tribe. In the implementation of the rituals, Gendong dance is performed as an intermediary between Kumantan (shaman) and the Sacred Guardian (spirits). Gendong dance is created from the whisper of the Sacred Guardian to Kumantan who wants a dance and rice rituals as a condition of safety and recovery. As the times developed, the mindset of the Akit tribe experienced a change. Now the Akit tribe perform Gendong dance at the Ashur circumcision event and wedding ceremony, which aims to ask blessings from the Sacred Guardian for the event to be successfully held. Besides, Gendong dance is shown to welcoming the important guests who come to the Akit tribe which finally cause the function of Gendong dance to change become seculars. This article aims to determine the development of Gendong Dance based on its function.
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TY - CONF AU - Mila Aktasih AU - Juju Masunah PY - 2019/02 DA - 2019/02 TI - Changes in the Function of Gendong Dance, Indonesia (Rituals To Seculars) BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Arts and Design Education (ICADE 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 174 EP - 177 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icade-18.2019.40 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icade-18.2019.40 ID - Aktasih2019/02 ER -