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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).
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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 :
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
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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 : 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 :
The horse source Lumping :

Indonesia Art

Indonesian  Art is element of art being a part of Indonesian people’s life in a specific tribe.  Traditional is an action and behavior which come natural out of necessity than out of a common ancestor. A tradition is part of the traditional but can be destroyed due to an unwillingness of society to follow the tradition.
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This article about Indonesian art will be divided into some parts
The first part of Indonesian art is about traditional arts in Sumatera Archipelagho
Indonesia is very rich with traditional art, ranging from Sabang until Merauke (Sabang and Merauke is group society of Indonesia) has many traditional art that we can enjoy. Here I show the summary of some of the traditional arts based on the origin of the artistry that meant:

SAMAN DANCE is the Indonesia arts from Aceh Province.

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Saman dance is a dance of Gayo tribe which usually performed to celebrate important events in custom. The verse in Saman dance applying Arabic and Gayo language. In addition to these dance usually also displayed to celebrate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. In some literature mentions the Saman dance of Aceh was founded and developed by Sheikh Saman, a cleric who hails from Gayo in Southeast of Aceh. Saman dance set by UNESCO as a list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in the 6th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of Cultural Heritage UNESCO in Bali, November 24, 2011

Saman dance is one of the media for the achievement of a message (to Allah). This dance reflects the religious, education, manners, heroism, cohesiveness and unity.

Before starting i.e. as mukaddimah saman or opening, performing is an old egghead or indigenous leaders to represent the local community (keketar) or gives useful advice to the players and spectators.

Songs and poems are in strict confidence and continuous, and it is consist of young men wearing traditional clothing. Presentation of dances may also be staged, contested between the group guests with sepangkalan groups (two groups). Assessment is focused on the ability of each group in following the motion, shindig and song (poems) presented by the opponent.

That is one of the traditional arts in the Aceh region of Indonesia.

“TARI PIRING” (SAUCERS DANCE ) is the Indonesia arts from West Sumatra Province.
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Minangkabau art is originally located in West Sumatra Province, Indonesia. He had an assortment of customized apparently from various parts of the area in West Sumatra. The beauty and diversity of Minangkabau art is inheritance which can support and complement other arts in Indonesia.

These arts are in the form of dances consisting of Randai dance, Dishes Dance, Indang Dance and Umbrella dance, etc. In addition there are verse art and “sambah menyambah”. There are music art with instruments such as Talempong, Saluang, Gandang Tabuik, Tambourine, etc. There are also traditional suits, and so on.

This art is pervading to other region in Indonesia, even up to Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. The corpus of the arts and cultural Domination has been famous and can be found in other tribes in Indonesia such as Malay, Sundanese, Betawi, Jawa, and others, because of the wandering and marriage that has been done since long ago that began in the 15th century from Pagaruyung Kingdom to the Kingdom of Malacca.

Saucer Dance or in the Minangkabau called with the Piriang Dance is a dance in the traditional Minangkabau which came from Solok, West Sumatra. This dance is performed by using the plate as the mainstream media. Platters are then swinged with fast movements, without detached from the fist.

"Gending Sriwijaya" Dance is the Indonesia arts from Palembang (society group of Indonesia).
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Gending Sriwijaya is a traditional song and dance society of Palembang, South Sumatera. The song melody of Gending Sriwijaya played to accompany the Gending Sriwijaya Dance. Both the song and the dance are describing the nobility of the culture, the glorious, and the Majesty of Sriwijaya which had succeeded in unifying the West territory of Archipelago.

The dance is held to welcome special guests who visited the area, such as the President of Republic of Indonesia, Cabinet Ministers, heads of State/Government of the country's best friend, the Ambassadors or those who are considered equivalent to it. The Gending Sriwijaya dance came from the heyday of Srivijaya in Palembang that reflects the attitude of the host country such as friendly, excited and happy, sincere and open to special guests.

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Gending Sriwijaya dance performed by 9 young and pretty dancers, beautiful Custom-dress, Shawl Aesan Gede Mantri, paksangkong, Tanggai and Dodot. They constitute the core of the dancers escorted by two other dancers carrying an umbrella and a spear. Behind were singers of Gending Sriwijaya. However the current role of singer and musical accompaniment have been more in favour of a tape recorder. In its original form musical accompaniment consist of “gamelan and gong”. As the role of bodyguard sometimes dispensed with, especially when it was performed in a closed building or stage. The front dancer brought tepak as “Sekapur Sirih” dedicated to special guests that came, accompanied by two dancers which bring “pridon” made of brass. Courtesy of Sekapur according to the original is only done by the daughter of the King, sultan, or nobleman. The pridon carrier is normally familiar companions or foster-caregiver of the Princess.

The second part of Indonesian art is about traditional arts in Javanese, but i want to writte at the next article.

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Gending Sriwijaya Dance source: