Tari Pendet is created by two Balinese Dancers Maestro, Mr. I Wayan Rindi and Mrs. Ni Ketut Reneng in 1950. Mr. Wayan Rindi is a Balinese Maestro that is known for his ability to compose and preserve the art of dance through generations. He is teaching many Balinese Dance to including Tari Pendet to the society and the family.
The Author of Tari Pendet
In 1961 another Maestro Mr. I Wayan Beratha processed the Tari Pendet again. Pattern of dance from I Wayan Beratha is used until now.
About Tari PendetUnlike another performing dance that require intensive training, Tari Pendet could be danced by everybody, man and woman, children and adult people. This dance is taught simply by following the move from the leader usually is an elder or senior woman.
Tari Pendet is performed in groups or pairs. This dance is used to play after the Tari Rejang in a Pura's (Hindu Temple in Bali) yard and generally facing the direction of the sacred (Pelinggih) with ceremonial dress and each dancer brings sangku (Balinese traditional religious equipment), jars, bowls and another equipment of offerings.
Another varian of Tari Pendet is Tari Baris Pendet. If Tari Pendet usually performed by woman dancer, the Tari Baris Pendet is performed by man dancer that dances while carrying offerings (gifts to the gods). Tari Pendet is not just a traditional dance but more than that it is a Balinese life style. It's a part of Balinese cultural and religious life.
Balinese people used to learn Tari Pendet since young and wherever they are in the world, they could dance the Tari Pendet.