A contemporary creation, the Lenggang Nyai is performed by either 4 or 6 girls. Lenggang Nyai expresses both the gracefulness and vivaciousness of the Betawi woman.
Created by Wiwik Widiastuti in 1998, choreographer from Yogyakarta, the Lenggang Nyai has become a popular part of the Betawi dance repertoire and is often shown at art and tourism events overseas.
This dance has elements from the Cokek and the Mask dance and distinct Chinese influences. Wearing bright red or green dresses and Chinese headbands, the girls sway their body, hands, and feet with graceful and brisk movements.
Another version called the Tari Sembah Nyai, created by Dadi Djaja is danced to welcome guests, following Malay dance movements.
- Dec 29 2013
2013 BETAWI DANCE COMPETITION
Welcoming end year season, Jakarta Tourism and Culture Office (JTCO) held an activity related to Betawi art and cultural performance.
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- Feb 28 2014 to Mar 2 2014
10th Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival.
2014 Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival (JJF 2014) will be back on February 28, 1 & March 2, 2014, At JIExpo Kemayoran
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- Dec 31 2013
Jakarta Night Festival 2014
DKI Jakarta Tourism & Cultural Office will hold JNF (Jakarta Night Festival) to celebrate 2014 New Year Eve. The celebration will be illuminated with fireworks festival and will be attended by Governor of Jakarta.
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