DIHAR SITARLAK AS A WELCOMING DANCE IN SIMALUNGUN SOCIETY

Siti Rahmah

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Diharsitarlak is a dance to welcome honored guests at official events in Simalungun. This dance has a form of motion consisting of a series of silat movements. Dihar begins and ends with a prayer movement called sombah which indicates that the Simalungun people always give thanks to God, respect and respect for others. In its development, this dance is often featured in weddings and welcoming signs of respect for the guests who come, so that this Dihar is not only known as martial arts but also as a performance that is a welcoming tor-tor.

The form of DiharSitarlak is a series of silatmovements which consists of 7 forms of motive of the main motive, namely sombah, throwing worship boxing, marsimbur, mangindo (upper level), mangindo (lower level), lakkasitolu-tolu and sombahclosing.

  The clothes used in DiharSitarlak are long clothes and trousers (black, red and red, black and white mixed colors), yeast pane, suri-suri and gotong salalu. The musical accompaniment to DiharSitarlak is gondrangharo-haro, parahot, and porang.

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