According to the history of dance tor-tor used in rituals associated with spirits, which spirits are summoned and “entered” into the stone statues (a symbol of the ancestors), then the statue is like a dance move but the movements stiff. Movements include leg movements (tiptoe, tiptoe) and hand movements. Type tor-tor dance vary, there is the so-called tortor Pangurason (dance cleansing)
This dance is usually held at a large party which first cleaned the place and location of the party before the party began to be away from danger by using lime.here are also tor-tor Sipitu Petri (Dance of the seven bowls).This dance usually performed at the inauguration of a king, this dance is also from the 7th heaven girls shower disebuah mountaintop lake pusuk buhit along with the arrival piso sipitu sasarung (seven knife sheath). Then tor-mentor is a Panaluan Single ritual culture.Usually performed when a disaster-stricken village, then the date panaluan danced by the shaman to be guided solutions to solve the problem.For a single rod is panaluan magic combination of Banua Natolu Debata Gijjang (Upper World), Banua Tonga (Middle) and Banua Toru (Under World) Tor-Tor on today for Batak people are no longer just assumed with the spirit world, but it became a art for Tor Tor-culture becomes a tool in every activity Batak indigenous people.
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