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After the Pendet dance, Legong Lasem was performed in its special “Peliatan style,” as taught by Niang Sengog. Gusti Ayu Raka danced the condong (maid servant), and the two Legongs were Arimas and Cok Ratu. Besides being the first dancer who performed the Oleg Tambulilingan dance, Gusti Ayu Raka was the condong dancer during the 1952 tour of Europe and America.

Mengenang Sang Guru Press Release
Gunung Sari – farewell performance, Jakarta, before Europe Tour 1952. From the left : A.A.Anom, Gusti Ayu Raka, President Sukarno, A.A.Oka Mandera.

It was a great chance for me to see Gusti Ayu Raka dance the condong in the evening show of “Mengenang Sang Guru”, 26 August 2007. I was sure that the other viewers felt the same, as they expected to see the taksu of the Gunung Sari group, which had also accompanied her when she danced at twelve years old.

Mengenang Sang Guru
Gunung Sari – Condong: Gusti Ayu Raka (2007)

Next Anak Agung Gde Bagus Erawan Mandera, son of Gungkak Mandera, performed the Kebyar Duduk dance in his own unique style.

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Author : kadek ferry © f-studio
Photo 1 : Doc. Mengenang Sang Guru 2007 (Press Conference)
Photo 2 : Doc. Mengenang Sang Guru 2007
Thanks to Rodney Merrill

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