The stately bedhaya dances of the Central Javanese courts represent an ancient tradition of the House of Mataram.
Author: Clara Brakel-Papenhuijzen
Category: Performing Arts
The stately bedhaya dances of the Central Javanese courts represent an ancient tradition of the House of Mataram. As they were considered an heirloom of Javanese royalty, the esoteric songs and choreographies accompanied by special gamelan music have almost fallen into oblivion. The present discussion on their form and content provides important information on the development of the Performing Arts in Java. It aims at preserving this beautiful tradition for future generations.
The studies in this book examine traditional performance genres in the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali.
Author: B. Arps
Category: Social Science
The studies in this book examine traditional performance genres in the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali. They cover puppet and human theatre, dance, sung narrative, narrative temple reliefs, and vocal and instrumental music, span a period of more than a thousand years, and range over four cultural complexes: Sundanese in western Java, Javanese in central and eastern Java, Chinese in eastern Java, and Balinese in Bali.
Dance Traditions and Change in Java Felicia Hughes-Freeland. Bigeon , Cécile . 1982. ... The Bedhaya Court Dances of Central Java . Leiden : E.J. Brill .
Author: Felicia Hughes-Freeland
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Category: Performing Arts
Court dance in Java has changed from a colonial ceremonial tradition into a national artistic classicism. Central to this general transformation has been dance's role in personal transformation, developing appropriate forms of everyday behaviour and strengthening the powers of persuasion that come from the skillful manipulation of both physical and verbal forms of politeness. This account of dance's significance in performance and in everyday life draws on extensive research, including dance training in Java, and builds on how practitioners interpret and explain the repertoire. The Javanese case is contextualized in relation to social values, religion, philosophy, and commoditization arising from tourism. It also raises fundamental questions about the theorization of culture, society and the body during a period of radical change.
Author: Clara Brakel-PapenhuijzenPublish On: 2014-05-09
This book presents evidence that written versions of Dairi stories existed before there was contact with European culture.
Author: Clara Brakel-Papenhuijzen
The art of storytelling, which has been popular for centuries in the forested Dairi district of North Sumatra, is usually considered an oral tradition. This book presents evidence that written versions of Dairi stories existed before there was contact with European culture.
The Bedhaya Court Dances of Central Java. Leiden, Netherlands; New York: EJ.Brill. xvi, 349 p., bibliog., photos. ISBN 9004094245. GV1703.
Author: Jennifer Post
Ethnomusicology: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography of books, recordings, videos, and websites in the field of ethnomusicology. The book is divided into two parts; Part One is organised by resource type in catagories of greatest concern to students and scholars. This includes handbooks and guides; encyclopedias and dictionaries; indexes and bibliographies; journals; media sources; and archives. It also offers annotated entries on the basic literature of ethnomusicological history and research. Part Two provides a list of current publications in the field that are widely used by ethnomusicologists. Multiply indexed, this book serves as an excellent tool for librarians, researchers, and scholars in sorting through the massive amount of new material that has appeared in the field over the past decades.
The author of The bedhaya court dances of Central Java ( 1992 ) and many other publications on performing arts in Asia , she has lectured at Leiden ...
Author: Clara Brakel-Papenhuijzen
Publisher: KITLV Press
The core of this book is an encyclopedia of Javanese terms for individual dance positions and movements, with detailed drawings by Marjolijn Groustra. This is preceded by a discussion of the significance and function of the art of dancing in Javane complemented by lengthy excerpts from treatises written by Javanese specialists, and by a survey of the different genres and choreographies of traditional Javanese dance. The historical dimension is provided by an early-twentieth-century manuscript on Javanese dance from the Mangkunegaran.
The bedhaya is the most famous and most hieratic of the classical court dances in Central Java . It used only to be celebrated ...
Author: Stephen Headley
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Stephen Headley's new book explores contemporary religious change in the Surakarta region of Central Java. In his analysis of the Durga ritual complex, the author sheds light on one of the most unusual court traditions to have survived in an era of deepening Islamisation.
... in Java, 1726-49 (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1998), 8; Clara Brakel-Papenhuijzen, The bedhaya Court Dances of Central Java (Leiden: Brill, ...
Author: Bhawan Ruangsilp
This book deals with the early modern Dutch-Thai interactions as told by the merchants of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) who concurrently tried to find a balance between their 'partnership' with and 'sense of differences' from the Thai elite.
BEDHAYA. A repertory of traditional sacred dances from the courts of the ... Practitioners of court dances from Central Java consider their practice of ...
Author: Joseph P. Swain
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Sacred Music contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on major types of music, composers, key religious figures, and specialized positions, genres of composition, technical terms, and instruments.
Photo by H. Kartomi, 1974. then by insistent gong rhythms, while dancers' drumming and whistling contribute an ... The Bedhaya Court Dances of Central Java.
Author: Terry Miller
The Garland Handbook of Southeast Asian Music is comprised of essays from The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Volume 4, Southeast Asia (1998). Largely revised and updated, the essays offer detailed, regional studies of the different musical cultures of Southeast Asia and examine the ways in which music helps to define the identity of this particular area. Part one provides an in-depth introduction to the area of Southeast Asia and explores a series of issues and processes, such as colonialism, mass media, spirituality, and war. The articles in this section are important in gaining historical, political, and social perspective. Part two focuses on mainland Southeast Asia, with essays representing Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Burma, Peninsular Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, and the minority peoples of mainland Southeast Asia. Part three focuses on island Southeast Asia, dividing the area into three sections: Indonesia, the Philippines, and Borneo. In addition to offering a detailed study of the music of each area, it also offers recent perspectives on the gamelan and theater traditions of Indonesia. Questions for Critical Thinking at the end of each major section guide and focus attention on what issues – musical and cultural – arise when one studies the music of Southeast Asia – issues that might not occur in the study of other musics of the world. An accompanying compact disc offers musical examples from Southeast Asia.
Author: Rachmi Diyah LarasatiPublish On: 2013-03-01
In The Dance That Makes You Vanish, an examination of the relationship between female dancers and the Indonesian state since 1965, Rachmi Diyah Larasati elucidates the Suharto regime’s dual-edged strategy: persecuting and killing ...
Author: Rachmi Diyah Larasati
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Category: Performing Arts
Indonesian court dance, a purportedly pure and untouched tradition, is famed throughout the world for its sublime calm and stillness. Yet this unyieldingly peaceful surface conceals a time of political repression and mass killing. Between 1965 and 1966, some one million Indonesians—including a large percentage of the country’s musicians, artists, and dancers—were killed, arrested, or disappeared as Suharto established a virtual dictatorship that ruled for the next thirty years. In The Dance That Makes You Vanish, an examination of the relationship between female dancers and the Indonesian state since 1965, Rachmi Diyah Larasati elucidates the Suharto regime’s dual-edged strategy: persecuting and killing performers perceived as communist or left leaning while simultaneously producing and deploying “replicas”—new bodies trained to standardize and unify the “unruly” movements and voices of those vanished—as idealized representatives of Indonesia’s cultural elegance and composure in bowing to autocratic rule. Analyzing this history, Larasati shows how the Suharto regime’s obsessive attempts to control and harness Indonesian dance for its own political ends have functioned as both smoke screen and smoke signal, inadvertently drawing attention to the site of state violence and criminality by constantly pointing out the “perfection” of the mask that covers it. Reflecting on her own experiences as an Indonesian national troupe dancer from a family of persecuted female dancers and activists, Larasati brings to life a powerful, multifaceted investigation of the pervasive use of culture as a vehicle for state repression and the global mass-marketing of national identity.
It appears as if she wants to bestow a new identity on Java : a Java that is modern and ... Clara van ( 1992 ) The Bedhaya Court Dances of Central Java .
Author: Hans Antlöv
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
This book is about how cultures and societies on Java over the past century have been perceived and socially constructed by scholars inside and outside of Indonesia. It is a reflective book; how, on the one hand, academic theories have shaped our view of Java and, on the other hand, how the study of Java has influenced theoretical developments within a number of disciplines, including anthropology, development studies, religious studies, political science, gender studies, and the arts.
The Bedhaya Court Dances of Central Java. Leiden: E.J. Brill. ———. 1995. Classical Javanese Dance: The Surakarta Tradition and Its Terminology.
Author: Marc Benamou
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Rasa is the most thorough treatment to date of this all-important concept at the heart of Javanese aesthetics. Rasa encompasses not only affect, mood, and intuition, but also theories of musical perception and cognition, as well as meaning and expression in music.
of choral singing and gamelan music , and their traditions are especially linked to the kraton of Yogyakarta and Surakarta in Central Java . The bedhaya ...
Author: Jukka O. Miettinen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This lavishly illustrated book provides an introduction to the rich traditions of South-East Asian dance, theatre and puppet theatre. It focuses mainly on classical traditions which are still performed and separate sections are devoted to Burma, Thailand, Java, Bali, Malaysia, Cambodia, andLaos. Chinese theatre in the region and the Chinese-influenced theatre of Vietnam are also discussed.
The Bedhaya Court Dances of Central Java. Leiden: Brill. Brakel-Papenhuijzen, C. 1995. Classical Javanese Dance: The Surakarta Tradition and Its Terminology ...
Author: Bagoes Wiryomartono
Publisher: Lexington Books
Javanese Culture and the Meanings of Locality: Studies on the Arts, Urbanism, Polity, and Society is an examination of the social and cultural geography of Java. This book penetrates and surveys the Javanese world, and examines the traditions, customs, arts, urban habitation, polity, history, and belief systems of people who speak the Javanese language and live on Java Island in the Indonesian archipelago. A primary focus in these essays is to analyze the meanings of locality in the context of arts, architecture, polity, and society, with the hope of unveiling the potential of local culture in enriching and strengthening the diversity of the global world.