Candle Dance is essentially a collection of dances presented by dancers with the accompaniment of a set of musicians. The dancers would carry lighted candles on a plate held in their hands. These dancers will dance together as by rotating plate on which the candle that lights carefully for these plates do not fall, and candles are not off.
Candle Dance The origin is believed to come from Sumatra. Once a girl has been abandoned by a fiance who go to trade look for treasure. During his legacy that his fiancee has lost her engagement ring. The girl looking for the ring until late at night by using a candle placed on the plate. Body movements that bend, bent, creating a beautiful movement so that this event has given birth Candle Dance among the village girls.
Tari Lilin (Candle dance) originated from Minangkabau people of West Sumatra. Dance & Music are important for Minangkabau culture. The dazzling Tari Lilin (Candle Dance), a miracle of physical coordination where the female dancers are required to rhythmically juggle and balance plates with burning candles attached to them while simultaneously clicking castanets.
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lost her engagement ring, originated from Minangkabau