The Asli Dance


This is a medley of dances based on Malay classic songs. It originated from the rhythms and movements of the Dondang Sayang(love ballad)  but is not accompanied by the exchange of poetry (pantun) as in Dondang Sayang.

The dance is performed for songs like Makan Sireh, Gunung Banang, Asli Sapu Tangan, Asli Selendang, Bentan Telani, Asli Abadi and others. The Tarian Asli is found in all the states of Malaysia, especially in Peninsular Malaysia.