Legong was a group of classic Balinese dance that had various the very complex movements that was tied with the structure tabuh the escort who it seems was the influence from gambuh. Legong words came from words “leg” that meaning that the movement of the flexible dance or lentur and the “gong” that meaning that the gamelan. “Legong” therefore contained the meaning of the movement of the dance that was tied (especially his accentuation) by the gamelan that accompanied him. The gamelan that was used accompanied the dance legong was named the Semar Pagulingan Gamelan.
Legong was developed in Balinese palaces in the age of the 19 second beaks. It Seems his idea was proceeded from a prince from Sukawati that in the situation was seriously ill dreamed of seeing two girls danced gracefully was accompanied by the beautiful gamelan. When the prince recovered from the illness, his dream was presented in the dance repertoire with the complete gamelan.
In accordance with early at first, the dancer legong that was standard was two girls who did not yet receive menstruation, was danced under full moon moonlight in the page of the palace. The two dancers, was mentioned legong, always was supplemented with the fan as aids. In several dances legong was gotten by an additional dancer, was mentioned leant, that was not supplemented with the fan.
The structure of his dance generally consists of papeson, pangawak, pengecet, and pakaad.
In the development of the time, legong could lose the popularity in the beginning of the 20th age by the brightness of the form of the dance kebyar from the north of Bali. Revitalizations efforts had just been begun since the end of the 1960’s, by digging again up the long document for the reconstruction.
Gotten by approximately 18 dances legong that was developed in south Bali, like Gianyar (Frequent, Bedulu, Pejeng, Peliatan), Naughty (Binoh and Kuta), Denpasar (Kelandis), and Tabanan (Tista).
Legong Lasem (Kraton)
It was most popular and often was put forward in the performance of the tour. This dance was developed in Peliatan. The standard dance was danced by two people legong and a person leant. Lean appeared the first time, and then followed two legong that danced legong lasem. The repertoire was with three dancers known as Legong Kraton. This dance took the foundation of the branch the Standard story (the 12th and 13th age, really the Kediri Kingdom), that is about the king’s wish (adipati) Lasem (now entered the Rembang Regency) to propose Rangkesari, the daughter of the Daha Kingdom (Kediri), but he did was not praised by kidnapping him. The daughter refused the application adipati because he was tied by Raden Panji from Kahuripan. Learned his brother was kidnapped, the king Kadiri, that was the brother from the daughter Rangkesari, declared war and departed for Lasem. Before waging war, adipati Lasem must face the birds attack garuda the deadly bearer. He succeeded in escaping but afterwards being killed in the battle against the king Daha.