The Palembang Darussalam Sultanate (KPD) now has its own welcome dance, the dance is named Sondok Piyogo.
This dance debuted at the opening of the National Seminar with the theme of Understanding Historical and Cultural Tourism as the Concept of Indonesia as a 2045 Developed Country, Saturday (17/10) at the Auditorium of the South Sumatra Museum Balaputra Dewa Palembang which was held by Taman Siswa University (Unitas) Palembang in collaboration with the Palembang Sultanate Darussalam and the State Museum of South Sumatra (Sumsel) Balaputra Dewa Palembang.
This dance is performed by 6 dancers, all of whom are male, which symbolizes the Pillars of Faith, while philosophically it means “customs on the bench are upheld” (Sondok Piyogo).
Which means that wherever Palembang people are, they are obliged to observe religious law and uphold Palembang customs.
Apart from that, the reason why the dancers are obliged to be men is not women, because women are not allowed to show their genitals (even in clothes) by being watched by many people.
Meanwhile, only 2 musical instruments are flying and Bonang / Gong. The costumes are characterized by Palembang Darussalam colors.
According to Sultan of Palembang Darussalam Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin (SMB) IV Jaya Wikrama R M Fauwaz Diradja SH Mkn explained that the Sambut Sondok Piyogo dance was made to evoke local wisdom in South Sumatra, especially Palembang.
“That we have the perception that the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate was a taboo in the past if women danced, so we made all men dance as a reflection of us holding Islamic teachings,” he said, Sunday (18/10).
So that the Sambut Sondok Piyogo dance movement is a movement from ablution, daily movements and movements of planning / bersanggem.
“The dance is a reflection of our society at that time,” he said.
Meanwhile, Pangeran Suryo Febri Irwansyah confirmed that the Sondok Piyogo welcome dance was danced and made specifically for this national seminar, this dance was taken from the values of the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate with six dancers symbolizing the pillars of faith, there are six of them and all are male, because during the Sultanate of Palembang Darussalam it was a bit taboo when women danced.
In this dance, according to him, there is a series of Syarofal Anam, the flames that are usually paraded in Palembang, there are dhikr, syair, shalawat, poetry read in soft Palembang language.
“If we heard earlier, the vocabulary was using Kromo Inggil. So, we call the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate welcome dance the title Sondok Piyogo.
Sondok Piyogo is manners that become guidelines with the motto, custom on the lap, and the law is upheld. If there was a movement upward, the meaning was upheld, “he said during his opening remarks at the opening of the National Seminar with the theme of Understanding Historical and Cultural Tourism as the Concept of Indonesia, a Developed Country 2045. , Saturday (17/10) at the Auditorium of the South Sumatra Museum Balaputra Dewa Palembang which was held by the Taman Siswa University (Unitas) Palembang in collaboration with the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate and the South Sumatra State Museum (Sumsel) Balaputra Dewa Palembang.#osk