West Javadance is still a performance of modern art
Looking at the development of times, West Java’s traditional dance is still preserved even though life is modern. These efforts are deliberately made so that the culture conveyed from unmemorable times never fades. The role of culture for an area or tribe is very important as a form of identity in society.
Not only is it art, but various types of dance are often performed in important events. Dance performances always invite interest from the community to respect the culture of a region. Starting with government elements, art workers and the community combine with each other to preserve art.
Dance art is often used to convey a story or story of behavior by moving according to rhythm. The sound of gamelan music will accompany dance performance movements aimed at performing art. Until now, it is still in certain areas when traditional events are held.
However, dance does not always appear at holy ceremonies just because it can be used as a folk party. In the development of modern times, of course, art can be well combined without diluting cultural values. To be more familiar with art, we want to describe it entirely according to its popularity.
Sunda’s Japong is still popular today
Looking at the great development of the dance world, it turns out that there are many aspects that need attention. Different types of dance movements will provide their uniqueness when in artistic performance. One of them is the art in the form of a dance originating in West Java called jaipong.
Jaipong originates in a particular area, which originates in the Karawang area with certain characteristics. In the area, of course, the type of dance was widely known to the local community because it is a tradition. Starting in only one region, it has now expanded to everyone in West Java province.
The uniqueness of this art lies in the costumes worn by dancers while on stage. Head accessories are in the form of a decorated with flowers and clothing with light colors. Not to forget, too, associated with the joke being wrapped around the dancer’s neck when performing his artistic movements.
The image of west Javanese dance is also accompanied by music at a fast and solid pace . There is a special meaning that is deliberately transmitted through jaipong with the intention of sundanese women never to give up.
In addition to displaying a relentless message, it emerges that there is a goal behind the movements of Jaipong dancers. This is related to the existence of a beautiful body and face by showing a graceful nature. In other words, a woman can definitely be herself thanks to self-confidence.
Ronggeng Bugis must be preserved by the community
Discussing the issue of several dance names, of course, refers to several types at once when entering sunda country. There are many traditional West Javan dances that can be known by people outside the area. You can discuss the existence of one of the species in the Sirebon area with its characteristics.
This kind of art refers to the name ronggeng bugis, which means Makasar literally. The name comes from the existence of Bugic troops after it can provide assistance and resolve the Sirebon area. Starting with this story, there began to be a form of community and a merger of cultures between the two.
Due to the cultural fusion of art, the result is also quite unique as a spectacle of traditional value. Uniqueness is on the side of dancers, all of whom come among men in thick makeup. For impressive natural makeup , it looks like this is also intended to be an attraction in itself.
In this West Javanese dance, the dancer’s costume also uses a full light-colored kebab . The brake is also positioned as a woman with about four or more dancers. The main goal of the stories and stories brought through the movement is to bring a comedy sensation.
All movements and choreography are performed attractively even though they are dressed in complete kebaya costumes according to music. One of the other uniquenesses of ronggeng bugis is the freedom of dancers to create funny improvisations. Knowing this, then at least the type of dance can differ when it is in the region.
Tapp Tilu is often performed at holy ceremonies
The discussion continues on a unique model of dance art originating in West Java is a tup tilu. To know the differences based on, this dance model is often held at certain holy events.
Not many people understand the differences in different types of uniqueness in the type of tapp tilu. Usually, the dance model will be held when the community welcomes the rice harvest period . The kingdom and the owner of rice fields will often hold these artistic performances, as well as become a folk party.
Tapp tilu dance is accompanied by the main rebab-shaped musical instrument that is a classical traditional instrument. The dancer will follow the movements according to the tunes and pace of music so that the results result.
West Javan regional dances use unique costumes with complete kebabs, but tend to be dark colors. Dancers perform women in accordance with the provisions of the creators of such dance art in detail. However, there are pairs of male dancers who also wear a headband and leather belts.
During the performance, you can enjoy the performance with music from the gamelan throughout the dance. So far, there are still many types of dance found in different venues to perform according to the event. So it’s not surprising if every time a tapping tilu is still as safe as a tradition left by ancestors.
Sirebon masks are very flexible to tell stories
An attempt to understand the different arts owned by a region must be made by the community. All traditions still have to be passed on to the next generation so that they do not disappear from civilization. Therefore, art must have an appeal to the needs of fun performances for the public.
The West Java dance to be discussed in detail is the Cirebon mask that uses characters. Masks have different natural shapes for each model so that each viewer can get to know the characters more easily. In addition , the mask dance has 5 different types and names for performances.
The names of the masks include penant masks, samba, patho, rumyang and kelana with their own characters. At first, this dance model was born to street artists, and then developed over time. In fact, there began to be many people who managed to enjoy the art of dance despite modern times.
According to the mask of the five vanda, later dancers will wear different models depending on certain stories and stories. There are adjustments needed to make the shape of the character more important to the dancer’s story . In addition , music must also be presented according to the story, so that movements remain in rhythm.
Generally, the Sirebon Mask dance carries a message in the form of all the life problems people will face. The point is that each dance model will have its own uniqueness depending on the purpose and way of performing the art. Thus, there is no doubt that West Java dances will always be sought by the public.