Legong Dance

Legong Keraton / Legong Lasem

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Legong Keraton Lasem

A classic dance telling the story of King Lasem who fell in love with the Princess Rangkesari of Daha kingdom. King Lasem abducted her and wanted her as his wife. However, it appeared that Rangkesari wanted nothing to do with him. The King of Daha, who was Rangkesari’s older brother, declared war on King Lasem. On his way there, the King of Lasem’s horse fell and at that moment a fierce bird swooped down and attacked the king. This was an omen that King Lasem would die in battle. Ignoring this omen, King Lasem went into battle and was killed, and the princess Rangkesari returned to Daha with her brother.

In the dance you will first see the Condong or maidsevant who does a solo abstract dance. Then the two Legong dancers appear and dance in unison.

When the story begins, they split up and the one downstage becomes the princess Rangkesari and the upstage one becomes King Lasem. The scene that ensure is one of spurned seduction. The Princess goes offstage. The next scene in this versos of the dance, show the encounter between King Lasem and the bird of ill omen.

Photo & Story of Legong Lasem (Peliatan)


Legong Kuntir

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Legong Kuntir

This dance is based on the story of two brothers, King Subali and Sugriwa.


Legong Jobog

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Legong Jobog

This dance is based on the story of two brothers, King Subali and Sugriwa, who were turned into monkeys.

Photo & Story of Legong Jobog


Legong Kuntul

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Legong Kuntul

This classical dance depicts a flock of white herons as they go about their daily activities.

It is a group dance, performed by 4-8 dancers, who imitate the actions of the herons as they fly around, playing together and searching for food together in the paddy field.


Legong Playon

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legong pelayon
style Peliatan (top)
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style Krandis (bottom)

Legong Playon

LEGONG of the classic, there is no story in Peliatan Style.

In a style Krandis, Legong Pelayon tells the story of a beautiful princess.

Photo & Story of Legong Pelayon (Style Krandis)


Legong Semarandana

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Legong Semarandana

LEGONG of the love and passion

Photo & Story of Legong Semarandana


Legong Kupu-Kupu Carum

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Legong Kupu-Kupu Carum

Legong of Butterfly. The beauty of butterflies is reflected in this Legong dance

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Legong Untung Surapati

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Legong Untung Surapati tells of the struggle against the Dutch colonialists by the National Hero Untung Surapati.

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Legong Mintaraga

Legong Minta Raga

Legong Mintaraga

The story of this Legong is based on Arjuna Wiwaha, written by Empu Kanwa in the 13th century.

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Legong Sri Sedana Dance

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Legong Sri Sedana

Legong Sri Sedana, a symbol of blessing and prosperity

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Legong Jaya Pangus Dance

Legong Jaya Pangus

Legong Jaya Pangus

Legong Jaya Pangus danced by four male dancers, and tells the story of King Sri Jaya Pangus with queen Kang Cing Wie

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