March 15, 2017

Oleg Tamulilingan Dance Bali - A Classical Dance of The Bumblebees in Bali

Oleg Tamulilingan Dance Bali, Tari Oleg Tamulilingan Bali, Bumblebee Dance Bali, Dance of The Bumblebees

Oleg Tamulilingan Dance or Tari Oleg Tamulilingan Bali is one of the great creations of the dance artist from Tabanan, I Ketut Marya or better known as I Mario. This dance is known as "The Bumblebee Dance", was created in 1952 at the request of John Coast (England).

Oleg Tamulilingan describes a pair of beetles, male and female, playing happily, siphon the pollen, and having fun in the garden. The beauty is radiated in the movements of the dancers along with the accompaniment of Gong Kebyar. A dazzling movement of male dancer playing "kancut" and kepet (fan), while the female playing "oncer" (shawl) with dynamic movements, beautiful, and a bit aggressive.

Oleg Tamulilingan Dance Bali, Tari Oleg Tamulilingan Bali, Bumblebee Dance Bali, Dance of The Bumblebees

Tari Oleg Tamulilingan Bali

Oleg Tamulilingan is performed by a skillful couple, male and female dancer. This dance is classified in as Balih-balihan or secular dance, to entertain the audience. The show of Oleg Tamulilingan is supported by beautiful costume, harmonious, and colorful.

Male dancer use udeng (headdress) equipped with gonjer flowers on the back. At the bottom using kamen kancut, sabuk prada (belt) tied around the waist to the chest, badong, tutup dada, gelang kana, ampok-ampok and use fan (kepet).

While the female dancer use special headdress for dancing Oleg Tamulilingan and the hair is styled in such a way with the tip extends downward. Female use kamen lelancingan, wrapped with sabuk prada (belt) from the waist to the chest, and then covered by tutup dada. Several other embellishments are also used such as: badong, gelang kana, ampok-ampok and shawl that will be used as oncer.

Oleg Tamulilingan Dance Bali, Tari Oleg Tamulilingan Bali, Bumblebee Dance Bali, Dance of The Bumblebees

The Dance of The Bumblebees Story

The story of Oleg Tamulilingan start from John Coast (1916-1989), born in Kent (England), was so impressed with Balinese arts and intend to promoting it to Europe and the United States. John Coast interested in the appearance of the gong Peliatan Ubud, with the game of drum by AA Gde Mandera, so expressive and eligible to appear on the international stage.

In addition to gamelan music, Coast also want to bring a beautiful and romantic dance. On the advice of Mandera, Coast contact I Ketut Marya (I Mario). Coast also show the classic book of ballet to Mario, which there are photographs of the duet in the story of "Sleeping Beauty".

Oleg Tamulilingan Dance Bali, Tari Oleg Tamulilingan Bali, Bumblebee Dance Bali, Dance of The Bumblebees

Mario who was finally inspired, then create a dance called Oleg Tamulilingan. To bring this new dance, Mario chose I Gusti Ayu Raka Rasmin who have a good basic dance as a female beetle and I Wayan Sampih of Bongkasa (Badung) as the male beetle.

To organize the gamelan, Mario involves I Wayan Sukra, percussion experts of Marga (Tabanan). In addition, he also involved the percussion experts of Gong Peliatan to create on the musical dance, they are Gusti Kompyang, AA Gde Mandera, and I Wayan Lebah.

This dance was originally called Legong Prembon. But John Coast seems less pleasing, due to the name of "Legong Prembon" are difficult to translate into English. Furthermore, Mario changed the name into "Oleg Tamulilingan Mangisep Sari" and in the end (by mutual agreement) the dance is called "Oleg Tamulilingan" or "The Bumblebee Dance".

Oleg in Balinese means "shake". A dance movement that depicts the female beetle in displaying a swaying movement, graceful, likes a tree blowing in the wind.

This movement appears in the "pengadeng", when the female dancer holding oncer, with both arms bent-crossed across her chest, as she swung to the right and left sides. Therefore, the ideal actress to bring this character is a tall-slender woman so that it will create the impression of "Ngoleg".


Reference

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleg_(dance)
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  6. Image : Original Collection

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