ZAPIN SINDANG

This dance from the Zapin family was created by Mr. Nawi from the Sindang Village , a short drive from Kucing, the capital of Sarawak. Believed to have assisted in the spreading of Islam in Borneo this dance never see the couples actually touch and their flirtatiousness in largely in the sideways glances and looks they give one another.

The dance became so popular that the dance has been accepted by the people of Sarawak and is danced regularly. Using music in the Zapin flavour, the dance has only a few patterns and sequences. Nonetheless, they are unique displaying a ‘rond de jambe’ like movement with the legs and transference of weight from tim to time.

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