Tari Piring performance in South Solok breaks Indonesian world record

Tari Piring performance in South Solok breaks Indonesian world record

Tari Piring performance in Padang Aro, South Solok, West Sumatera, on Sunday, September 22, 2019, breaks Indonesian World Records (MURI) for the biggest Tari Piring performance with 2,890 dancers. (ANTARA/Erik Ifansya Akbar/Sw)

Solok Selatan, West Sumatra (ANTARA) - A numbers of 2,890 people broke Indonesian World Records for the biggest Tari Piring performance, a traditional dance which dancers carrying a couple of plates on their palms, in Padang Aro, South Solok, West Sumatra, on Sunday.

The dancers -- all women -- are students, policewomen, wives of police and army personnel, who donned themselves with their uniform and traditional Minangkabau hat called tikuluak tanduak, which looks like bull's horn.

"The committee claimed that this is a national records, but we are sure that this performance was broken the world records since Tapi Piring is a traditional dance that owned by West Sumatrans only," Senior Manager of the Indonesian World Records Museum (MURI), Triyono, stated.

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The record could also be considered as an effort of preserving cultural heritage by mainly the millennial generation.

The MURI certificate was handed over  by Triyono to Chief of West Sumatera Provincial Police Inspector General Fakhrizal, accompanied by Chief of Solok Selatan Police Imam Yulisdianto.

Fakhrizal remarked that gathering almost three thousand people was not an easy task, but he said he would like to see such event could be held again.

"This performance will not end here as I am ready to support the same event next time," Fakhrizal said.

Mayor of Solok Selatan Muzni Zakaria said he would support the mass Tari Piring performance to be held annually.

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