Maengket dance already in the ground since the people of Minahasa known mainly grow rice farming in the fields. At the time of Minahasa Ancestors People, dance maengket played only at the time of rice harvest with movements that only modest. But in today’s dance has been developed especially maengket and the dancing form without leaving their authenticity, especially the poem / song literature.
Maengket is a traditional dance that originated from Minahasa (Manado), where since time immemorial to this day is still growing.
This kind of North Sulawesi’s culture actually a variety of modernized and secularized dances consisting of three parts, Makamberu depicting the harvest time and in some parts of its choreography tell about romantic love poems; Marambak celebrating the building of a new house and passing on traditional values, Mah’laya is usually humorous and is generally full of merriment.