Tanggai Dance

Tepak dance or Tanggai is usually performed to welcome important guests. This dance has similarities with Gending Sriwijaya dance. The differences are : the number of dancers and the clothes. Tepak dance or Tanggai dance was performed by 5 dances while Gending Sriwijaya was performed by 9 dancer. The clothes of Tepak or Tanggai dancers are not complete or as extravagant as Gending dancers’ clothes and accessories.

The Rythmic body moved and beauty of fingers gesture show how sincere the host in giving their salutation / respect for the guests. The collaboration of dancer’s beauty movement and the song harmony entitle : “six siblings”, symbolize the harmony palembang people’s life.

Tanggai dance often performed in wedding party of South sumatera people, in formal organization activities, and art festival in the schools. Many dance course in Palembang are able to perform this tanggai dance, Including the luxurious of traditional south Sumatra clothes.

tanggai Dance
tanggai Dance