West Javadance    is  still a performance of modern art : HappyMod

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.

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