Ruth Hertami Dyah Nugrahaningsih


Tortor at the gondang naposo activity is one of the local charge dances of North Sumatra, which comes from the Toba Batak. Tortor is the term dance in the language of the Toba Batak region. In the Toba Batak community, tortor has a binding rule, sourced from the Dalihan Na Tolu kinship system, which describes roles in it such as Hula-hula, Boru, and Dongan Sabutuha. This article discusses the function of tortor. The theory used to explore its function is the theory put forward by Shay. The research method is qualitative descriptive. The results of the study concluded that tortor in Gondang Naposo activities fulfilled the six functions according to Shay, namely: dance as a reflection and legitimacy of social order, dance as a vehicle for secular and religious rites, dance as social or recreational entertainment, dance as a channel and release psychology, dance as a reflection of aesthetic value or an aesthetic activity in itself, and dance as a reflection of the pattern of economic activity as a support for life or economic activity in itself.

Keywords: tortor. gondang Naposo, function.

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/10-2-19

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