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Take a step, gracefully uncovering the cloth that beautifully wraps the cultural heritage of the country. It is full of meaning giving a very important message about the beauty of culture. Her dance charm never fades and remains charming.

The summary of Tetarians received the highlight lenses from the Golek Menak Dance, Bedaya Sapta, Bedaya Tirta, Serimpi Muncar, Serimpi Teja, Serimpi Pandhelori, Serimpi Rangga Januar, and Gadingan Horse. Stories are stored in the nobility of the hope to achieve goals of various forms and characters that mature humans empowered to be able to make a difference as the foundation for a life of peace and prosperity.

The masterpiece of Artine Kain combines the philosophy of depicting change, persistence and the spirit of change through various combinations of Nusantara cultures in Yogyakarta dance.


Golek Menak Dance

Beksan Golek Menak seems to describe the spirit of Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX (King of Yogyakarta) in celebrating Indonesia’s independence which has a variety of cultures.

He deliberately encouraged the creation of a new genre in Yogyakarta-style dance by incorporating movements and rhythms from other parts of the archipelago.

Because both the Yogyakarta arts and other Nusantara cultures had had new beginnings during his reign, merging into one under the umbrella of Indonesia.

Bedaya Dance

Bedhaya Sapta is a classical dance of the Yogyakarta Palace Yasan Dalem (work) Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX (1940-1988). ‘Sapta’ means seven, this takes care of the number of Bedhaya Sapta dancers – seven dancers -, unlike the usual bedhaya dance which is performed by nine dancers.

The dance tells about the journey of the Sultan Agung’s envoy at that time to go to Batavia, at that time Batavia was controlled by J.P. Coen.

Bedhaya Sapta is generally performed in different types of movements including: Gudhawa Asta Minggah, mlampah Semang, Impang Encot, Elephant Ngoling, Impang Majeng, Nggrudha, Bangomate, and Puspita Kamarutan.

Srimpi Dance

Srimpi Sekar Teja or better known as Srimpi Teja is a classical dance of the Yogyakarta Palace Yasan Dalem (work) Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono VIII (1921-1939)..

Srimpi Teja took footage of the story from Serat Menak. This dance tells the story of Dewi Rengganis from Argapura Hermitage fighting against Dewi Widaninggar, a Chinese daughter from the Land of Tartaripura. Dewi Widaninggar who erased the death of her sister, Dewi Adaninggar. Therefore, this dance is also known as Srimpi reluctantly against Widaninggar.

Kuda Gadhingan Dance

Beksan Kuda Gadhingan was Yasan Dalem (work) Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono V (1823-1855). Created on September 29, 1847, this beksan was inspired by the works of Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono I, such as Beksan Lawung, Guntur Segoro, and Tugu Waseso. Beksan Kuda Gadhingan is one of Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono V’s flagship works

This Beksan takes the story of Panji’s romance in the wayang gedog which tells the battle between Raden Kuda Gadhingan and Patih Mandra Sudira. Raden Kuda Gadhingan was a kadeyan (karib) and senapati of Panji Asmarabangun from the Kingdom of Jenggala, while Patih Mandra Sudira was the governor of Prabu Dasalengkara from the Kingdom of Pudhak Sategal. They fought over Dewi Candrakirana, who is believed to be the incarnation of Dewi Anggraeni by both parties. This battle was finally won by Raden Kuda Gadhingan.

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