A Tari Kipas Princess

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!

My Tari Kipas Princess! I love the way she is holding her hands in this picture.  The funny thing about it is that she's naturally (and successfully) hiding a piece of pizza crust between her hands.

My Tari Kipas Princess! I love the way she is holding her hands in this picture. The funny thing about it is that she’s naturally (and successfully) hiding a piece of pizza crust between her hands.

Kylee with her Tari Kipas instructor and one of her best friends, Paige.

Kylee with her Tari Kipas (and Bahasa Indonesia) instructor and her friend, Paige. They just performed a dance in front of an audience at school.

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5 Responses to A Tari Kipas Princess

  1. Emerson toso says:

    You look so beautiful Kylee! We miss you in class…Emme

  2. Don Doody says:

    That’s quite an outfit Kylee. You look beautiful! Thanks for sharing Kriste.

    Don

    Sent from my iPad Don Doody 9795 E. Forgotten Hills Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85262 480-585-0937 Cell – 480-213-7541 doodioni@aol.com

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    • Kriste Rose says:

      Hi Don!

      Thanks for the compliment to Kylee (I will share it with her when she gets home from school). And, thanks for your new address! I hope all is well in Arizona, and I hope you’re enjoying your new home!!

  3. Jen says:

    Awe she looks so beautiful…can’t wait for her to show us her moves!

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