Mengenang Sang Guru, A Tribute to Anak Agung Gde Mandera and Gusti Made Sengog
A Tribute to Anak Agung Gde Mandera and Gusti Made Sengog
The Greatest Legong Teachers and Musician of Peliatan, Bali
As the title suggest, this event is to commemorate two great Legong teachers from Peliatan that is Anak Agung Mandera and Gusti Made Sengog.
Pupils, who had the great opportunity being trained by Anak Agung Mandera and Gusti Biang Sengog in the past, wish to show their sincere love, gratitude and thanks for the best time and experiences received during the process of learning and performing, by arranging a very special event as a tribute to both great teachers.
Gusti Biang Sengog, known more as Niang Sengog, is a dance instructor originally from Peliatan. From the book “Dancing Out of Bali” written by John Coast, her name was already mentioned as the teacher of three young dancers who perform the Legong Dance in the United States for the first time in 1952.
She has been teaching for almost 5 generation of Legong Keraton dancers for the Gong Gunung Sari group between the year 1950- 1970. She is known as a very modest person, rather quiet but can be very stern at times. She usually comes with her basket of betel leaf & nut. In teaching the dancers Niang Sengog will hold and hug and use her arms and her whole bodies to guide the dancers until she feels the dancers are perfect.
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