Showing posts with label wayang kulit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wayang kulit. Show all posts

Friday, September 3, 2010

Wayang Purwa the legendary Puppet from Java

Wayang Kulit Purwa is the most popular Wayang Show in Jawa until recently. Wayang Kulit Purwa take the story from the Mahabharata and the Ramayana story. Figure Puppet Wayang that puppeteer played by a sheet made from buffalo leather (or beef) which puppet figures are carved according to the form and then disungging with colorful metaphor that reflects the character of the people.

Wayang Kulit Purwa Puppet show accompanied by a set of gamelan while female singers who sing gending-gending (original music from Jawa Indonesia), called the singer or waranggana or sinden.

Wayang Kulit Purwa show is usually done at night, accompanied by the typical Javanese gamelan music. When she saw the puppet show I can feel the atmosphere of the cultural aristocracy of Java with high artistic value. The language used in the puppet show is a traditional Javanese language.
by ramadhani

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Wayang Kulit Jawa in The Modern Era

Wayang Kulit Jawa is ancient artistry in Java which have there is since era Wali Songo. In the past, Puppets or Wayang Kulit Jawa is used as media missionize by all Wali. Wayang Kulit Jawa become popular in society with various story which full of humannity values. Many story in Wayang Kulit Art narrating about warrior which can improve nationalism.

In this time Story in Artistry of Wayang Kulit Jawa also often filled meagrely insinuation or criticize to power government. Usually the problem of which is lifted is about small people oppressed.

In The Theatre Of Art Wayang Kulit Jawa is usually accompanied with original music of Jawa that is Jawa gamelan. Music Gamelan Java with beautiful and typical rhythm always become complement in Artistry of Wayang Kulit so that if there is Wayang Kulit there and sure there is Gamelan.

I expect artistry of this Wayang Kulit Jawa can continue glorious in period to come and
becoming Indonesian Culture that confessed by world .

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

WAYANG KULIT The Classic Art From JAWA

Every country have unique culture or artistry. In Indonesia especially in Java, there are a unique traditional artistry. the Tradition art is Wayang Kulit. Wayang Kulit is very popular and popular show art by various society in Java, and have got confession as cultural masterpiece of world ( Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity) ratified by UNESCO on 7 November 2003.

Wayang Kulit show one of the form culture of unique Traditional Java and full of life philosophy values signalizing courtesy, moderation, sincerity, warrior attitude and faithfulness and also the nature of kesatria. Beside that Wayang Kulit Play story also with advice advice developing someone person toward more positive and also develop value
assess nation moral.

The Philosophy life values usually in the form of Symbol, like in Wayang Kulit picture, Ianguage and or used story in the theatre of Wayang Kulit. Symbol in puppets that's which is used by a Dalang as study media from a generation to next generation.

As is big of lifted story in the theatre of Wayang Kulit stem from Ramayana epic and Mahabarata ( coming from Indian) which is then processed, to be renewed and adapted by tradition and way of cultural approach of Java.

Wayang Kulit very coherent in life of Java society, therefore Java society accustomed perform a Wayang Kulit to commemorate or celebrate affairs of great moment, the example: birth of child, and nuptials commemoration of death.

Wayang Kulit also have important role in religion ritual event of Java society. Most of all countryside in Central Java and East Java in one year once perform Wayang Kulit in honour of and pray their ancestors late.

Religion Ritual ceremony which use Wayang Kulit media also can be met in Ruwatan event. Ruwatan is a magical ceremony with aim to to throw away mischance and also vanish past sin.

According to history data, Wayang Kulit show. there have in Java since 11th century. In the begining, Wayang Kulit show. represent the part of religious ritual ceremony of Java society. But along era growth, shadow play performance. have turned into show art which beside as media education of moral also as entertainment amusement media.

In the theatre of Wayang Kulit, Appliance Music Gamelan also become music which is obliged to be played. Gamelan represent traditional castanets which become music master in Wayang Kulit. Incomplete if in the theatre of this no gamelan.

by ramadhani