Travel and art form of dance in Indonesia is strongly associated with the development of society, both in terms of ethnic structure and within the scope of the Unitary State. If viewed at a glance the development of Indonesia as a unitary state, then these developments can not be separated from the background state of Indonesian society.

At that time, the United States and Europe politically and ekonimis controlled the whole of Southeast Asia, except Thailand. According Sudarsono (1977), one of the cultural and performing arts Indonesian researcher, explains that, "In general the development of traditional Indonesian art performances dangat influenced by contact with the culture of the outside (foreign). Based on the opinion of the Sudarsono, the development of traditional Indonesian art performances to date, the community is now the Indonesian community in the Unitary State. Of course, each period has featured a different culture to the performing arts, because life is very dependent on community arts supporters.