This dance used to be the dance to praise the God for thanking the harvest times at the region named Minangkabau in the West Sumatra since about 800 years ago. It was very famous since the era of Sriwijaya kingdom. But, when Sriwijaya kingdom was beaten by the Majapahit, this dance spreaded to Malaysia. But as time goes by, the religion is came, today it’s only a ceremonial dance such as in marriage, etc. This dance is accompanied by the song that is played with Talempong and Saluang, that where the movement is done quickly while holding the plate in the palm of their hand. [aci]
You could see the dance here :
and here, if you want to see the dance when it perform in marriage event. You will see the west Sumatra traditional clothes and bride and bridegroom dress.