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Ves Dance Describe The Old Sri Lanka KIngdom

Still in the TIFAF mat series which took place on the Tenggarong timbau basketball court, tonight the Delegation from Sri Lanka was present who will give their best appearance, and it is certain that they will also come from Indonesia with their inland dance.

 Starting with Sri Lanka, name of the Ranranga dance academy group, director Mr. Basnayake. Ranrange dance is an institution that is managed very well in Sri Lanka since 1994, this group has scored its students who are experts in mastering traditional and contemporary dance, this group also often sends students to more than 150 international festivals both at home and abroad. Especially the festival organized by international folk and cultural organizations.

 Dances performed: Ves Dance depicts the splendor of ancient Sri Lanka, male dancers who wear bright and colorful clothes to attract attention on stage. This male dancer performs dance moves with enthusiasm and fast, following the traditional drum. The second dance with the name of the dance Chamara Dance which means this dance using Chamara, an instrument used in the palace in ancient times. Followed by the third dance with the title of Raban Dance dance, namely one regional dance consisting of male and female dancers, basically this dance consists of two instruments, namely Ath Raban and Banku Raban, and the introduction will use Ath Raban.


 The Indonesian Delegation continued, represented by the Bangen Tawai Dance Studio, Sungai Bawang Cultural Village, using musical instruments such as gongs, sampeq, jatung debt, under the guidance of Norti and Heppy Apriliati. The arts perform a dance that tells about life in a village they live in a very harmonious and full of togetherness. One day some women came to a river, they were doing various activities every time there came two very brave men one of these men had evil intentions, without thinking this man was kidnapping one of the women who were in the river, with Immediately his friends also told the incident to the village youths, burning hot heart so that there was a fierce war. Then came this Udoq Kiba who performed a ritual to summon the deity Bungan malan who was the patron deity of the Dayak tribe in a lepok street.

 And in the end even this village became peaceful peace, they celebrated it with dances.

The Sufi Dance From Egypt

The atmosphere on the basketball court stage was very crowded both from the audience and from the dancers who were presenting their dances, accompanied by the sound of music that played the appearance of the Indonesian host delegation named Serapun from MAN 2 Kutai Kartanegara Students, danced Jepen 2 Dara. With the backlight support that is so enchanting, making the appearance of each delegation so mesmerizing these students dance Jepen dance that visualizes a pair of brothers and sisters in a family where there are lots of joys and sorrows, work together, have fun and sometimes even together with joy , and sometimes they also fight with each other over something.


 One of the shows that awaited the audience was the display of international TIFAF participants, and who appeared from the Egyptian State delegation who performed the nine types of dance, with the dance name Egypt's Sharkia Group. The first dance dances Sharkia wedding dance which is a dance heritage of the Sharkia rural community that is usually done when the wedding. The second dance of Al Hawaya is a show of the expertise of sharkia girls in using a cloth called Al Hawaya, which in ancient times was used by people to transport jars filled with water. El Ghawazy's third dance is a dance that depicts the lives of the majority Gypsy children. This dance is often performed by girls in a show in the city of sarkhia accompanied by a flute performer called Ghazulaty.

 The fourth dance with the title of the Stick Candles dance that shows the expertise of the girls in playing the candle stick game overhead. The fifth dance with the title of the Egyptian Dance Sticks which tells the dance of young women using a stick. The six dances of Al dahya dance depicting performances from the Bedouin tribe (Badawi) presented in the evening performance of the Bedouin men. The closing dance is a horse dance which tells the story of a famous Sharkia region with Arabian horses, this dance also illustrates the expertise of Sharkia men in riding and training horses.

 religious atmosphere is felt because every dance that brought Islamic nuances with the theme of praise to God and the Apostle.

Waweq Madang Dande And Teton Mountain Stomp Dance

For a week the people of Kutai Kartanegara and its surroundings can watch the art performances of the TIFAF participants, centered on two locations that have been prepared by the Kutai Kartanegara District Tourism Office, namely in the area of ​​the Malay Kelurahan Basketball Court and the Kukar Expo Rondong Demang arena. Performing arts performances, both local and foreign art which will surely amaze the audience who attended.


 On this night there will be art performances from the Indonesian Lantern, the Dutch Delegation, the Bengen Tawai Indonesia Art, the Sri Lankan delegation, and Russia. The first host of the Indonesian host performed the Dayak dance with the theme Waweq Madang, this dance tells about the lives of women in the interior of the Dayak continent. By using the distinctive variety of the Gantar dance symbol from the spirit of the tribal girls, their distinctive smile is a form of hospitality from the indigenous people of this tribe.

 The next appearance of the Dutch delegation, one of the dances, Cidy swing dance with the meaning of the dance is a combination of chariston and foxtrot accompanied by the song Goodbye sweetheart, the next dance is polka jenny lind which is a dance created by Jenny lind, a Swedish opera singer. He is a soprano performer in Swedish opera and is known throughout Europe. He is also a member of the royal Swedish music academy, which was first recorded in 1939.


 And the next dance that was performed by a delegation from the Netherlands, Teton Montain Stomp, came from the State of Wyoming, the United States which is surrounded by mountains. This dance was introduced in our area by American soldiers after the second world war.

Dance Together With Ry Polka From Netherland

One display that can be witnessed by the public is a show on the street of international folk art which takes place every day at the tourist sites of Kumala Tenggarong Island. Every day TIFAF participants will appear, both from foreign delegations and from Indonesia's hosts.


 On Monday as the opening act, the Indonesian host, Insting Smanda Indonesia, performed two dances, the first dance with the theme of the Bancelaktawai Kancet dance, this dance tells the story of brotherhood of the Dayak tribe, which is danced by some women, they dance to the rhythm of music until seducing , dance movements depict as if the bird is flying. This dance is also intended as a welcome greeting to their guests with graceful movements as if expressing beauty, intelligence with their gentleness. And the second dance is a dating dance.

 The Dutch delegation continued to present the Cidy swing dance with the meaning of the dance which was a combination of chariston and foxtrot accompanied by the song Goodbye sweetheart, the next dance was polka jenny lind which was a dance created by Jenny lind a Swedish opera singer. He is a soprano performer in Swedish opera and is known throughout Europe. He is also a member of the royal Swedish music academy, which was first recorded in 1939.


 The next dance performed by a delegation from the Netherlands, Teton Montain Stomp, came from the State of Wyoming, the United States, which is surrounded by mountains.

 This dance was introduced in our area by American soldiers after the second world war. When this dance takes place the dancers immediately invite the audience to dance together.

The Opening Of International Folk Arts Festival

Held on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the Rondong Demang Tenggarong Stadium, the festive event of the opening ceremony of the Tenggarong International Folk Arts Festival (TIFAF) in 2019. The festivities began with a parade of delegates from each country, each participant showing about 2 minutes of regional dances from the origin of the country.

After the parade, the opening ceremony of the Tenggarong International Folk Arts Festival (TIFAF) in 2019 was continued, in his speech the Governor of East Kalimantan (East Kalimantan) Dr. Ir. H. Isran Noor, M.Sc. conveyed, TIFAF, which was enlivened by 7 foreign folk art groups, was expected to be able to introduce the original culture in Kukar and develop it. "For me, this festival is not solely to bring tourists, but the most important thing is culture, arts and customs must be maintained and maintained properly,"

 He added that, the presence of foreign art in Kutai Kartanegara is one of the tangible manifestations in introducing the culture of regional customs to the international arena. "It means, the cultural potential, customs and traditions of our nation are very abundant, especially in the interior need to get appreciation, because it continues to preserve the culture until now.

In his remarks the Regent of Kukar Drs. Edi Damansyah. M.Si said, the festival was the pride of the Kukar community and was awaited by the community and became a space of actuation for regional, archipelago and foreign artists, as well as spurring the tourism industry players to participate in driving the progress of the tourism sector in Kukar.

 "This festival is one of the cultural tourism icons of Kutai Kartanegara, which has become a permanent national agenda, which is increasingly known in the archipelago and among international folk art festivals that take place in various countries. This festival is a strategic entrance, to recognize and promote the tourist attraction in Kutai Kartanegara along with its variety of cultural arts, "he said. Edi said, in 2018, there were more than 1.7 million tourists visiting Kukar.


"This is the second largest number of tourists visiting East Kalimantan. This festival will be even greater if all parties have the same passion to make it successful. Kukar Regency Government cannot run it alone. Rather it moves together with the community, the business world and other stakeholders. We can Bena Continent Etam, if Betulungan Etam Can.

 It is known, also attended the opening of TIFAF namely, the Regional Leadership Coordination Forum (Forkopimda) of East Kalimantan and Kukar, the Kalimantan Calendar of Event Implementation Team of the Ministry of Tourism, Mr Tazbir Abdullah, Sultan Kutai Kartanegara Ing Martadipura, Sultan Aji Mohammad Arifin, President of the Indonesian CIOFF and invited guests the other.

Six international folk art groups participated in the 2019 TIFAF performances, namely Ranranga Dance Academy Srilanka, Phranajhon Rajabhat University Thailand, Folkloristische Dansgroep Hellendorn Netherlands, Cossack Dance Ensemble Stanitsa Russia, Cununa Apusenilor Romania, Arts and Culture Association Timor Furak Timor Leste and Sharkia Folklore East Netherlands Egyptian group with a total of 151 people

International Arts Carnival 2019

The excitement took place along the road traversed by participants of the Tenggarong International Folk Art Festival (TIFAF), hundreds of people thronged the streets of Tenggarong City, Kutai Kartanegara Regency (Kukar), from Jl Akhmad Muksin, Jl Sudirman, Jl S Parman to the front of the Kutai Sultanate, Saturday (9/21/2019). The people who attended witnessed this international art Carnival as an opening act for a series of activities that will take place over the past week.

The carnival which was participated by TIFAF's foreign art delegations as well as a number of communities and arts groups located in Kutai Kartanegara. In the first row of the Carnival was opened by soldiers in the Sultanate of Kutai Palace dressed in black, followed by a marching band. This time the Carnival was enlivened by 30 art groups and communities in Kukar, as well as 5 participating countries.

 Enthusiasm was evident from the spectators who were present both along the route that the parade participants took, as well as those who were already waiting in the courtyard of the Sultanate of Kutai. A warm atmosphere developed between the community and TIFAF participants, TIFAF participants did not hesitate to shake hands with the audience and with enthusiasm the audience immediately asked to take pictures together with the parade participants.


 Arriving in front of the Kedaton, each art group displays attractions for 2-5 minutes in front of the Honorary Stage of the Kutai Sultanate's Palace. Present immediately witnessed this international art performance they were witnessed firsthand by Sultan Kutai Adji Mohammad Arifin accompanied by the Regent of Kukar Drs. Edi Damansyah. Msi., And other invited guests.

 To note TIFAF event is held for a week, starting September 21-29, 2019. The opening ceremony of TIFAF will be held at Rondong Demang Tenggarong Stadium, Sunday (09/22/2019). While in Tenggarong, the delegation of TIFAF participants will perform art performances from each country, alternating events in three places, namely in the parking lot of Rondong Demang Tenggarong Stadium and Pentas, which are located along the Mahakam river on Jl. KH. Ahmad Muksin, and tourist attractions in Kumala Tenggarong Island. Delegates will also be scheduled to visit schools and attend pilgrimage to the tomb of Aji Imbut poada during the 237th Tenggarong anniversary on September 28, 2019.

Come, Join TIFAF Photo Contest 2019


The Tourism Office of Kutai Kartanegara District has once again held the 7th Tenggarong International Folk Arts Festival which will be present in Raja Tenggarong City on September 21-29 September 2019. This festival also coincides with the 237th anniversary celebration of Tenggarong City. as many as seven international folk art groups will participate to enliven it. TIFAF participants from around the world will perform one stage with arts groups from Indonesia, they will all perform in several venues for every night there will be venues namely the Timbau Basketball Court and Stage area of ​​the Kukar Expo Rondong Demang arena, and there are also TIFAF participant performances every time the afternoon that will run Street Performance or street performances are centered on Kumala Tenggarong Island.

And for photography lovers, they can directly watch and photograph the uniqueness and charm of cultural tourism in the Regency of Kutai Kartanegara (Kukar), both from TIFAF Participants and from Culture and sports that are displayed during TIFAF week. The results can also be included in the TIFAF Exotic Photo Competition.

 The terms and conditions are.

General requirements :

1. Photo Contest is open to the public

2. Photos taken at all TIFAF activities from 21 - 29 September 2019

3. Sending photos via email:

4. Delivery of support or foling favorite photos is done by expressing likes on the finalist photo via Facebook Visiting Kutai Kartanegara.

 Special Provisions:

1. Not allowed to send the work of others

2. The work must not contain pornography and sara

3. All photos are the responsibility of the participants (in terms of using the model and property)

4. Do not allow sending photo collage and montage

5. Photo editing is allowed, limited to improving photo quality (contrast, Brightness, Cropping)

6. Using a digital camera (DSLR, Pocket Mirrorless) or smartphone that supports photo conditions.

7. For favorite photo polls, participants are not permitted to use the auto laike / bomb like or similar facilities

 As for the photo contest, take photos from 21` to 29 September 2019. Photo submitters from 1 to 11 October 2019. For the determination of nominations from 11 to 17 October 2019. As for the Favorite photo polling from the date October 17 to November 17, 2019.

For further information, you can contact the Wiwi Committee phone number 082152902310 and Rahmat phone number 085752001412.

Tee Meeting For TIFAF Festival 2019

Later before the opening or opening ceremony of TIFAF (Tenggarong International Folk Art Festival), there will be an International Festival on the road from the front of the Kumala Island crossing / repo-repo bridge to the honorary stage in front of the Kedaton.


  As for the meeting this time which was held at the Bentong Clock, several Indonesian dance groups participated in the 2019 TIFAF International Festival parade.

  The International Festival was held on Saturday September 21, 2019, just one day before the opening ceremony at the Rondong Demang Stadium the next day. The meeting discussed several important points ranging from security, readiness, routes, until each art group was given the opportunity to display their art in front of the main stage in front Kedaton.

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