Home Blogs Dance Tor Tor – Ritual Dances Associated With The Spirit
Dance Tor Tor is a traditional dance from Batak, North Sumatra. This
dance has a motion rhythm with the music (Margondang) who played with
traditional musical instruments such as gondang, flute, batak trumpet,
and others. According to history, dance tor-tor used in rituals
associated with spirits. Spirit is called and “go” to the stone statues
are a symbol of the ancestors, and the statue will move like a dance.
Tari Tor TorTor Tor dance types is diverse, including:
1. Tor Tor Pangurason (dance cleansing). This dance is usually held
at a large party, party places and locations previously cleaned by
using lime, so far from all sorts of dangers.
2. Tor Tor Sipitu Petri (Dance of the seven bowls). This dance usually
performed at the inauguration of a king. This dance is also from the
7th heaven girls who take a shower at the mountaintop lake pusuk buhit
along with the arrival piso sipitu sasarung (seven knife sheath).
3. Tor Tor Tunggal Panaluan, is a cultural ritual. Usually held if a
disaster-stricken village. This dance performed by the shamans to
receive guidance or solutions to resolve the issue. Tunggal Panaluan
cane is a combination of magic Natolu Banua are Debata Gijjang (Upper
World), Banua Tonga (Middle) and Banua Toru (Under World).
Dance Tor Tor on today is no longer just associated with the spirit
world, but it becomes a work of art which can done at any time. This is
because the Tor Tor dance culture becomes a tool in every activity
Batak indigenous people.