TOR TOR DANCE

tari_tor_tor.jpegTor Tor Dance is a dance that moves a rhythm with the music (Margondang) which played by traditional musical instruments such as gondang, flute, trumpet hobo, and others.
According to the history of dance tor-tor used in rituals associated with spirits, where the spirits are summoned and "enter" into the stone statues (a symbol of the ancestors), then the statue was moved like dancing but his movements stiff. The movement involves movement of the feet (tiptoe-tiptoe) and hand movements.

Types of dance tor-tor also vary, there is the so-called tortor Pangurason (dance cleaning). This dance is usually held at a large party, whichever is first cleaned the place and location of the party before the party began to far from danger by using lime. There are also tor-tor Sipitu Grail (Dance of the seven bowls). This dance is usually held during the inauguration of a king, this dance also came from 7 women who bathe disebuah heaven on top of a mountain lake in conjunction with the arrival pusuk Buhit piso sipitu sasarung (seven knife sheath). Then tor-tor Single Panaluan is a cultural ritual. Usually held if a disaster-stricken village, then the date panaluan danced by the shaman to be guided solutions to resolve the issue. For a single stick is a blend magic panaluan Debata Natolu namely Banua Gijjang (Upper World), Banua Tonga (Middle-earth) and Banua Toru (World below).

Tor-Tor on today for the Batak are no longer just assumed with the spirit world, but it became an art because the Tor-Tor into the culture of indigenous people in each activity Batak.

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