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Rejang, the sacred Balinese dance
Native nameᬋᬚᬂ ( Balinese)
Tari Rejang ( Indonesian)
Genre Sacred dance
Instrument(s) Gamelan, Gong, Kendhang
Inventor Balinese
Origin Indonesia
Three genres of traditional dance in Bali
Country Indonesia
Reference 617
Region Asia and the Pacific
Inscription history

Wali Sacred Dances (Rejang, Sanghyang Dedari, Baris Upacara), Bebali Semi sacred Dances ( Topeng Sidhakarya/Topeng Pajegan, Gambuh dance drama, Wayang Wong dance drama), Balih-balihan Entertainment Dances ( Legong Kraton, Joged Bumbung, Barong Ket)

Rejang dance ( Balinese: ᬋᬚᬂ) is a sacred Balinese dance, a sacrificial dance in which the girls offer themselves to the gods. [1] It is usually held at the Hindu temple's of Klungkung Regency and Karangasem Regency in Bali, Indonesia. “Rejang” means “offering”, a dance to greet the gods that come down to the Earth. This dance is part of the sacred offering ceremonies, which all happen around about the same time on Bali's ceremonial calendar.

The main occasion is arranged as a three-day ceremony at the village hall of Bale Agung. The dancers required no prior training, in a believe that the spirit of ngayah would guide them to perform the dance movements harmoniously. Girls as young as two or three can be included in the procession. [2] The dance is also known as ngeremas, Simi or sutri. [3]

See also


  1. ^ "Welcoming Gods with 'Rejang' dance". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Romancing the Rejang – Bali's Dance of Enchantment". Now Bali. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  3. ^ Tari Rejang