HomeBlogs Soya Dance At the same event, two semi-traditional dances were also performed.
This one is based on the sultanate’s traditional Soya dance, always performed by young men.
Here it was however performed by a group of “semi-professional”
dancers, who practice weekly and often represent Ternate. The dance was
somewhat altered, but the costumes are typically Ternatese – compare
them with the Sultan’s court dancers above.