BESKALAN PUTRI DANCE
Master Teachers/Resource : Mr. Rasimoen & Cak Soleh
Dancer : Didik Nini Thowok
Duration : 15:00

The Beskalan Putri from the district of Malang in East Java is a dance that was originally performed by women. However during its development at the time when other dance/theater forms was born, this dance was performed by men. This dance has spiritual/sacred functions (to bring rain, conduct exorcisms, circumcision ceremonies, etc) as well as entertainment qualities (to open other performances such as traditional theater Lerok and Ludruk).