Indonesian Dance

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Balinese dance offered in temples.

Indonesian dance reflects the richness and diversity of race and culture in Indonesia. There are more than 700 ethnic groups in Indonesia: it can be seen from Austronesian roots and Melanesian culture, influenced by the various cultures of neighboring countries in Asia and even Western influence is absorbed through colonization. Every tribe in Indonesia has its own peculiar variety of dance; In Indonesia there are more than 3000 Indonesian original dances. Ancient tradition of dance and drama studio and preserved in various dance schools that are protected by the court or the state-run academy of art.

For classification purposes, the art of dance in Indonesia can be classified into various categories. In the category of history, dance, Indonesia can be divided into three eras: prehistoric tribal era, the era of Hindu-Buddhist, and Islamic era. Based protectors and supporters, can be divided into two groups, dance palace (court dance) supported the nobility, and the folk dance that grew from the common people. According to tradition, Indonesian dances are divided into two groups: traditional dance and contemporary dance.