Kresno Malang Dewo

4 Agustus 2007 | 20:30
Rp20.000, Rp.15.000

Padepokan Wayang Orang Bharata
Gedung Wayang Orang Bharata,
Jl. Kalilio No. 1
Senen Jakarta Pusat
T 7064-2535

In the old days, wayang orang was only performed in the four palaces of Yogyakarta and Surakarta as clasical court dance. In the development, it spread beyond the palaces and become popular among the people. The wayang wong has certain patterns of dance movements and dresses.

For male figures, there are pattern of dance movements, a.o:
1. Alus : very gentle movement, slow, elegant, such as the dance of Arjuna, Puntodewa and all ksatria with slightly build, which is divided into two movements (Lanyap and Luruh).
2. Gagah : 1. Kambeng : the dance is more sportif, such as Bima, Gatotkaca, etc. 2. Bapang : gagah & kasar for the knights of Korawa 3. Kalang Kinantang : In between alus and gagah, such as Kresna, Suteja for tall but slim figures.
3. Kasar : rough, for giants.
4. Gecul : Ponokawan & Cantrik
5. a. Kambeng Dengklik : monkey warrior : Anoman b. Kalang Kinantang Dengklik : monkey warriors : Sugriwa & Subali

For female figures, the movement is called "Nggruda" or Ngenceng encot
In Javanese classical court dance, there are in fact 9 basic movements (Joged Pokok) and 12 additional movements (Joged Gubahan) and Joged Wirogo to beautify the movements for female dancers of Bedoyo and Srimpi.

Today, wayang wong with Gagrak (style) of Surakarta, a female dancer performs the ksatria with alus dance as Arjuna. A male dancer performs Gagrak (style) Yogyakarta, Arjuna with the same alus movements. The dresses and accessories are different between kings, gods, ksatrias, begawans, princesses and commanders. There are more than 45 items [more on Joglosemar]
Photo: Kodok Ngerock


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