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).