The Hala Dance

English

This dance is popular in Kelantan and is associated with the rice spirits.  The dance is ‘guarded’ by a pawang (witch doctor) and is performed in the padi field.  The dance consists of a lead dancer and six other dancers who act as villagers.

The main purpose of the dance is to show gratitude for getting good harvest. Hence it is usually performed after the harvesting season.

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