Pendet included in this type of dance guardian, namely dance Bali are staged specifically for the purpose of religious ceremonies. This dance was created by dance artist Bali, I Nyoman Kaler, in the 1970's Goddard tells the story of the decline-goddess heaven to earth. Although dance is classified into different types of dance guardian but with other ceremonial dances which usually require specialized and trained dancers, anyone can dance Pendet, either already trained or who still lay, pemangkus men and women, rural women and girls. Basically in this dance the young girl just follow the movements of senior female dancer in front of them, who understand the responsibility in providing a good example. No need for intensive training.
At first Pendet is a dance of worship that many exhibited at Temple, which describes the reception of the decline to the natural gods marcapada, an offering statement in the form of ritual dance. Gradually, over the development period, the artists change Pendet Balinese dance into dance "Welcome Speech", done while sprinkling flowers in front of the guests who came, like the Aloha in Hawaii. Nevertheless it does not mean Pendet so lost kesakralannya. Pendet still contain elements of the sacred-religious with religious charges include thick. And Pendet agreed born in 1950.
Pendet usually performed in groups or in pairs by the princess, and more dynamic than Rejang dance. Published after Rejang Dance at Pura page and usually facing toward the sacred (pelinggih). The Pendet dancer dancers dress up like other sacred religious ceremonies, by wearing ceremonial garments, each dancer to bring equipment offerings such offerings sangku (holy water vessel), jars, bowls, and others.
Professor of Indonesian Arts Institute (ISI) Denpasar, Wayan Dibia, asserted that Pendet dance has long been an integral part of the spiritual life of the Balinese Hindu community. This dance is a dance performed by a group of young women, each carrying a silver bowl (bowl) full of flowers. At the end of the dance the dancers scattered flowers into the audience as a welcome greeting. This dance is usually displayed to welcome the guests or the start of a show (1999: 47). Creator or modern forms of dance choreographer Pendet is I Wayan Rindi (? -1967), A dancer who is widely known as an aspirant art of dance with the ability to preserve the art of composing dance and dance performance through learning on future generations.
During his life he actively teaches a variety of dance, including dance Pendet to the descendants of the family or outside the family. According to his youngest son, I Ketut Sutapa, I Wayan Rindi modify Pendet sacred to welcome Pendet who now claimed to Malaysia as part of its culture. I Wayan Rindi family deeply regrets this. During his life, I Wayan Rindi never thought to register his findings so as not to be imitated in other countries.