REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SOLOK SELATAN -- A numbers of 2,890 people broke Indonesian World Records for the biggest Tari (Dance) Piring performance, a traditional dance which dancers carrying a couple of plates on their palms, in Padang Aro, South Solok, West Sumatra, on Sunday.
The all-women dancers are students, policewomen, wives of police, and army personnel. They donned themselves with their uniform and traditional Minangkabau hat called 'tikuluak tanduak' which looks like bull's horn.
"The committee claimed that this is a national records, but we are sure that this performance was broken the world records since Tapi Piring is a traditional dance that owned by West Sumatrans only," Senior Manager of the Indonesian World Records Museum (MURI), Triyono stated.
The record could also be considered as an effort of preserving cultural heritage by mainly the millennial generation. The MURI certificate was handed overby Triyono to Chief of West Sumatera Provincial Police Inspector General Fakhrizal, accompanied by Chief of Solok Selatan Police Imam Yulisdianto.
Fakhrizal remarked that gathering almost 3,000 people was not an easy task, but he said he would like to see such event could be held again. "This performance will not end here as I am ready to support the same event next time," Fakhrizal said.
Mayor of Solok Selatan Muzni Zakaria said he would support the mass Tari Piring performance to be held annually.