The Joged

The Joged Bumbung is one of the few exclusively secular dances of Bali in which the brightly dressed dancer invites men from the crowd to dance with her in a pretence of seduction. The music is made with bumbung (bamboo) instruments. This dance is very popular with tourists.
The dance begins with a long opening sequence by the female dancer. Then, long shawl in her hand, she selects a man from the audience by either pointing with her fan or touching his waist. He (the pengibing) comes on stage to hoots from the audience and is expected to be as adept at teasing as the woman dancer. The beter he is, the louder the cheers and roars from the crowd. He may try to pinch her, dance hip to hip with her or even behave like an angry lover and try to hit her.