Hala

 

This is a dance to appease the spirit or ‘semangat’ of the paddy fields in Kelantan.

As all other dances pertaining to spirits, the Hala is danced in the presence of a bomoh (shaman / medicine man) or Tok Pawang.

The dance is performed at the paddy field.

Seven dancers usually perform it.

The purpose of this dance is to extend the villager's gratitude to the spirits for the bountiful harvest.

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