1) ULEK MAYANG DANCE

In Terengganu, this exquisite love dance is the most well-known. According to tradition, a group of fishers encountered a monstrous storm in the sea. The shrewd ocean soul had power over one of them. He was then carried to the coast, where a medium was summoned to resurrect the deceased angler and entice the soul to return to the sea. The dance is done by ten to fifteen performers with the Princess of Seven Siblings’ assistance, and is accompanied by the soothing sounds of traditional instruments and goodnight song serenades of a four-line sonnet. The modern version of the Ulek Mayang is performed in almost every appropriate state capacity and occasion.

 

2) THE GAMELAN OF TERENGGANU

Terengganu Gamelan has survived thanks to the devotion and dedication of two or three Terengganu, King Sulaiman Badrul Alam Syah and Tengku Ampuan Mariam, who brought the gamelan to its peak of glory. Gamelan has now opened its doors to crowds and audience members beyond the imperial circle, allowing future generations to marvel at and examine the majesty and richness of this priceless treasure.

 

3) THE DANCE OF LITTLE BANIONG BIRD

This ethnic dance, also known as Tarian Saba, originated in Kampung Kuala Jingai in Hulu Dungun Terengganu, where the artists used to perform manifestations of the creatures’ development around the Saba tree made out of young coconut shoots to appease the spirits for a plentiful harvest and as a mending medium with the help of traditional instruments.

 

4) ULEK SERKAP DANCE/BALAI DANCE

It’s a traditional dance performed to appease the spirits of paddy crops. It was once held with enthusiasm for a large collection. The contemporary version of the dance is not being done to calm the spirits at this time, but rather as a restoration of traditional exhibits. While the tunes are performed to the accompaniment of traditional instruments like as drums and a gong, editing equipment is used.

 

5) DANCE OF THE LITTLE COBRA

The Little Cobra Dance (Tarian Anak Tedung) is one of the elements of The Saba Dance. The purpose of the dance is either to provide entertainment or to heal the spirits during illness. The main character is Abang Penduang, who serves as a link between paradise and Muda di Awan, the Saba tree’s gatekeeper and the princess. Abang Penduang will begin by hitting the dance floor with the first song, ‘Muda di Awan,’ and then move on to other songs.

 

6) RODAT

Rodat is a traditional Terengganu display that combines elements of music, dance, and song. Rodat is thought to have originated in the Middle East. Rodat has the potential to be a common form of distraction with network social attributes and activities. Rodat was performed at almost all regal and local area gatherings and celebrations back then. Rodat is evolving today in terms of authoritative compositions, songs, and performance style.