Tari Kipas is an Indonesian folk dance that involves hand fans, exquisite costumes, and delicate movements. The dance, which consists of twelve parts in every move, tells a farewell story of the Boting Langi people (heaven) and the Lino people (earth). Some people recognize this dance as Kipas Pakarena, which means “playing.”
Kylee has been taking Tari Kipas dance classes since January. She is fascinated by the nature of the dance, but, most of all, she’s enchanted by the costumes. Her costume is one of the most extravagant dance costumes that I have ever seen. The full costume includes a brightly colored skirt and tunic, two wide gold bracelets, a set of chandelier-style earrings, a chandelier-style necklace, and a crown!