Every ethnic group on this earth has a high
culture and art which is the embodiment of civilization. One of them is dance.
Dayak Lun Dayeh who are indigenous people of the
heart of Borneo, in Krayan, Nunukan Regency, North Kalimantan also have a high
culture. One of the thousands of cultural forms is the "Ta’ Lande"
dance which represents togetherness and cooperation.
It's not just a dance. But it is also imprinted
in it multimeaning which is loaded with philosophical content. This dance is
accompanied by verses, rhythms, and songs.
The unique thing is that Ta' Lande was danced by
a number of people. At least a dozen or even dozens. Usually a number of people
are coiled dancing in an open area. While usually the person in front who sings
meaningful songs and verses.
There is rarely a chance to dance ta' lande. However, by knowing and understanding the philosophy of the dance, we have come to know the treasures of wealth. As well as the cultural customs of the nation.
Sometimes the verses are funny. Sometimes it is
also full of satire, sentiment, even not infrequently contains praise,
gratitude and also contains gratitude.
In short. Ta' lande dance encompasses a wide
range of arts and phosphories. An expression of joy, joy, reverence, acceptance
as well as an expression of joy and most importantly: togetherness.
In Ba' Binuang, Krayan, in a big traditional event, culinary festival at that time (2018) I was immersed
I felt very deeply in it togetherness, harmony,
as well as reflection on life.
The verses really show the existence of high
creativity. Between the sampiran and the contents, it is very cohesive. The
harmony and beauty of sound complement each other. So much so, that ta' lande
is not just art. It's also philosophy, an expression of togetherness, and an
expression of joy.
In dancing, especially singing ta' lande is
really required creativity and also intellect. Finding and finding beautiful
words, sequential logic, and also the meaning contained in ta' lande poems, is
not easy. What's more, if we join the ranks of the dance. Then we can adjust
our movements with verses and songs.
That's really "something".
It doesn't matter if you're a Lundayeh, or not.
By knowing the wealth, as well as the wisdom of the nation's cultural arts, it
is enough. Isn't there a phrase, "Gnothi seauton!" (Know yourself!)
Perhaps there is rarely a chance to dance ta' lande. However, by knowing and understanding the philosophy of the dance, we have come to know the treasures of wealth. As well as the cultural customs of the nation. *)