The second parts of Indonesia Arts | Traditional Arts of Javanese

The second parts of Indonesia Arts | Traditional Arts of Javanese is continuation of the article that I give the title of Indonesia Arts. This is a cause I love Indonesia about one of unique Culture.


Traditional Arts of Indonesia from Java one of which is Kuda Lumping (Horse Lumping).
sources image form google
Horse dance is a traditional Javanese dance. Lumping showing a group of soldiers amid on horseback. This dance using horses made of bamboo wicker ed and cut to resemble the shape of horse. The wicker ed horses decorated with paint and cloth variegated colors.

Horse dance is typically only displays a scene of Hussar, but some also presenting the appearance of horse lumping attractions, immune, and possessed magical powers, such as the attractions eating shards and immune against whaling of whip. Jaran Kepang was part of the performance of reog dance. Though this dance originated in Java, Indonesia, the dance is also shown by the Javanese settlers who live in Malaysia and Singapore.
It was said, Lumping Horse dance is a form of appreciation and support of common people to the troops of Diponegoro Prince against the invaders, the Netherlands. There are also versions that mention, "Kuda Lumping" Horse dance depicting the struggles of Raden Patah, assisted by Sunan Kalijaga, against the Netherlands troops. Another version mentions that, it tells the story of Mataram forces war game led by Sultan Hamengku Buwono I, King of Mataram, to face the Netherlands forces.

Lumping horse also named as Jathilan (Yogyakarta), reog (East Java) but in the sub district of Tambak (The southern part of the Banyumas) better known as" ebleg ".

In East Java, this art is familiar with the art community in some areas, such as Malang, Tulungagung, and other areas of Indonesia. This dance is usually performed at specific events, such as a welcome guest of honor, and as a Thanksgiving, the intention which was granted by the Almighty.


The other traditional art of Java Indonesia is called Reog

Source image reog : http://pecintaseniindonesia.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/kesenian-tradisional-indonesia/
The storyline of staging the Reog is Warok, then Jatilan, Bujangganong, Sewandana, then get to Barongan village Kelana or Dadak Merak (Peacock) at the end. When one of the elements above are in action, other elements took part in motion or dancing even though it doesn't stand out. Reog usually staged in some modern events such as weddings, khitanan and major holidays. The art of Reog Ponorogo consists of 2 to 3 opening dance. The first dance is usually performed by 6-8 gallant men with black clothes, with all-round advance of polished red color. The dancers are symbolized the brave lion. Next is a dance which was performed by 6-8 girl who rides a horse. On the traditional Reog, these dancers are usually portrayed by male dancers dressed as women. This dance called Jaranan dance, which must be distinguished from other namely dance horse lumping. Another opening dance is usually a dance by little boy who performed comical.

After the opening dance is finished, the core scene is displayed according to the condition where Reog is showed. If it is related to the wedding scene shown is romance. In “hajatan”, “khitanan” or circumcision, usually follows a story of swordsman. Scenes in the art of Reog are usually not a neat scenarios. There is always an interaction between the performer and puppeteer (usually the leader of the troupe) and sometimes with audience. Sometimes a player's performance can be replaced by another player when the player is exhausted. The most overlooked in Reog performance is giving satisfaction to viewership.

The next traditional art of Java, Indonesia is Angklung
Image source from google
Angklung is a traditional musical instrument of West Java province. Angklung is made from raw materials in the form of 'special' bamboo. The creators also requires special skills. This traditional musical instruments was discovered by Mr. Daeng Sutigna around 1983.

At the beginning of his discoveries, Angklung is usually only played in traditional Sundanese musical forms. However, at this time the angklung is not only played with traditional instruments, but rather in close collaboration with modern instruments. Angklung was not only played in local circles, but already penetrated into international circles.


Image source : http://lefleader.blogspot.com/2008/11/kesenian-tradisional-indonesia.html angklung

Those are the Traditional Arts of Indonesia that I admire and bring more love to Indonesia. There are still plenty of traditional arts in Indonesia which I would like to share on this blog in the future.


Source image reog : http://pecintaseniindonesia.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/kesenian-tradisional-indonesia/
The horse source Lumping : http://clubbing.kapanlagi.com/threads/82151-Kuda-Lumping-Kesenian-Tradisional-Indonesia
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