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    Reog Ponorogo, East Java - Indonesia

    Reog is a traditional dance that becomes the main identity from Ponorogo regency. By this traditional culture, Ponorogo is also famous as Reog city.

    This theatre has been popular in Indonesian even worldwide. Reog National Festival is held every years along the anniversary of Ponorogo regency and followed by Grebeg Suro celebration.
    Reog dance is also staged full moon nightly in paseban, Ponorogo Town Square.

    According to the background of the study, Reog is tell about the struggle for a prince who will propose to his lovely pretty princess. This dance is staged about 25 - 40 dancers and musicians.
    The interesting of Reog is in the main leading figure named Singo Barong.

    The dancers of Singo Barong bear the mask for about 30 - 40 kg weight and supported by the strength of their teeth. Other leading figures in Reog include Kelono Sewandono, Bujang Anom, Jatil and Warok.
    The visitors can enjoy this traditional dance only in Ponorogo, East Java - Indonesia. However, beside in particular event, if we are lucky we can see the Reog show in any other culture events outside Ponorogo, but the dancers and the teams are still coming from Ponorogo.

    Watch movie : www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHRGfA1Scyw

    Source : www.eastjava.com
    Last edited by Backpacker; 08-09-2011 at 10:50.

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    Do you know what is the weight of dadak merak???

    One of the figures in Reog Ponorogo dance is dadak merak, a tiger head with peacock perched on it. It's made form wood, rattan, bamboo, and covered with tiger skin and peacock feathers.

    Do you know what is the weight of dadak merak???
    The average weight of dadak merak is about 60Kg, and they took it with their teeth. Can you imagine that!!
    It's really amazing isn't it.
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