Of course I do not mean all Sabahans are penny pinchers, there are also those who are strap with loads of cash. Don't know how they attain their huge sum la, besides its hard to identify those with the dough. With so many PTIs roaming freely on our streets, nobody would be flashing their golden egg inviting burglary and violence. Even when you are not having the precious egg, these unwelcoming lot still wants a piece of you. Its like a game of musical chair just waiting for the music to stop and the unlucky person gets the blow. WHOA..... totally out of the dance topic. Need to recollect myself. #deepbreathing.
But you know what?? When the opportunity comes, I know what I'll do........... YOU hear that??!!!
Now back to the awesome dance, what you are seeing in the 1st pic are the props to be use for the dance. Bamboo that is.
|Some musical instruments to go with the dance|
Finally the 3rd and last dance performance, which is always a show stealer, the guys in leotards........... I mean, the Murut Dance.
|Oooooo-ing on those strong leg muscles|
|Hunters' dance (1)|
|Hunters' dance (2)|
|Hunters' dance (3)|
The dance interacts with the crowd too :
|See that person in black? She's blowing a hunter's pipe targeting at a balloon|
|The making of the bamboo dance|
|Beauties dancing (1)|
|Beauties dancing (2)|
|Beauties dancing (3)|
|More interactions with the crowd|
As the performance got nearer to its finale, the beat of the musical instruments became more intense, and so is the clap of the bamboo sticks :
|Intense or what??|
|Real fast leg work and bamboo claps|
It actually ended with a BANG!! Literally, the best ending for a great performance. Couldn't get any pic as little Manja was cry pleading to leave. The poor little boy is not a party animal, couldn't take loud noises. He was grabbing tightly and kicking non-stop until I, who was carrying him of 15kg, was at the far end of the mall. My 3 year old boy is sorta tiny tad bigger size than other 3 year olds. So, I was lugging with torture until he's all settled and smiley again.
Those last few pics were taken by Beary. Oso cannot get the dramatic finale.
It is quite usual for you to catch such cultural performances. Its almost at anywhere at anytime. Alternatively, just go and visit a cultural village, know their performances schedule and Voila!! TRUST ME!! Especially this Murut dance, its TOTALLY AWESOME!! Don't know where to begin?? Try www.sabahtourism.com
** I kinda got bored with tagging myself as Cincau, so I've abbreviated it to CC. I mean, if redmummy.com can call herself as RM, then y can't I? That's See-see (geez, sounded like someone working in a cabaret). Definitely not Chee-chee (that's even worse, sounding like a monkey!!). Who knows, I may go back to being myself, Cincau (yea, tick-tocking with my double standards again )