Caci Dance On Flores Tour

Flores Tour is indeed very tantalizing and enchanting, magical wisdom from one place to another cannot be denied that Flores Island always invites us to explore its specialties one by one.

So many unique and aesthetic things in this East Nusa Tenggara island. It’s not only the beauty of nature, but also the locals and culture. If you’re on a Labuan Bajo Trip, there’s some ritual that brings two young men in a match with shield and whip tools. It’s a ceremonial thing to represent that the youth should mature as a man.

The Caci Dance is one of the traditional dances typical of East Nusa Tenggara which glorifies the scars of competition as a sign of respect, and it’s degree is respected by traditional elders and womens.

Caci Dance On Flores Tour
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Tense Show On Flores Tour

In this part of Flores tour you’ll be amazed by each other’s whipping dances and the cheers of rejoicing supporters. Judging by its function, Caci Dance is a way for Manggarai men to prove their masculinity.

It is located in West Manggarai Regency, the Riangtana Tiwa hermitage, in Liang Ndara Village. So, when you’re on Private Trip Labuan Bajo you’ll also be able to watch Caci Dance to experience the island more.  

The name of Caci is a summary of the word “Ca” which touches One, and “Ci” wish means Test. This means that to determine the level of maturity of a man in Flores Island, they must go through a dexterity test in one-on-one fights.

So they sing while dancing and fighting. With agility and lightness, the attacker kicked his whip at the opponent’s body. While the opponent is holding back the whip using a shield. Every player was at risk of having an impact mark, but even the body injured there was no grudge between the players.

The Philosophy of Caci Dance

Caci Dance is a picture of life in synergy between nature and humans. This dance is also a picture of the maturity process of the Manggarai men. Maturity means that men will become leaders, so they must be able to distinguish between good and bad things. Other than that, one must be careful in strategizing and reduce emotions, and not hold grudges.

Even though it is presented with elements of violence in it, this art has a peaceful message. Such as the spirit of sportsmanship, mutual respect, and most importantly does not leave a feeling of resentment among the fighters.

Caci dance teaches humans all about life and kindness, increases the maturity and maturity of a man, and teaches how to strategize when under pressure.

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