Jaibong  from Sunda  is still popular today : WaMod

 Western Javanese dance  is still a modern art  performance

Looking at  the development of the times, The Traditional  Dances of West Javanese  are still preserved even though life is modern.   This effort is made deliberately so that  the  culture that passed away a long time ago  will never fade away.   The role of culture  for  a region or tribe is  very important as a form of identity in society.

It’s  not just an art, a  variety of dances are  often performed at major events.   Dance performance parties always  invite interest from the community to  respect the culture of a region.  Starting from the elements of government, art workers and  society  come together with each other  to protect art.

Dance  is often used to  convey the  story or story of behavior  through movements in accordance with  the rhythm.   Camillon will be with the music as long as the dancer performs movements aimed at performing the arts.  Until now,  it is still seen in some areas when  traditional events  take place.

However, dance does not always appear only in sacred rituals, as it   can be used as a folk entertainment.    In the development of modern times, of course,  art  can be  well integrated without diluting cultural  values.  So that you want to know more about art, we  will  describe it in its entirety  according to its popularity.

Jaibong  from Sunda  is still popular today

Looking at the great development of the world of dance  , it   turns out that there are many aspects that need attention  .   Different types of dance moves will provide their own  uniqueness when they are on an art show. One of them is  an  art  form of  dance that originated from West Java called Jaibang.

Jaibong  originated from a particular region, i.e. originated in the Karawang region with  certain  characteristics.  In  this area, of course  ,  the type of dance  is widely known to the local community because it  has become a tradition.   Starting with  only one area,  it is now spread throughout the province of  West Java.

The uniqueness  of this art lies  in the costumes that dancers wear when they are on stage.  The accessories on the head  are in the form of buns decorated with bright colors flowers and dresses.  It  should also not be forgotten that his art is associated with the shawl to be wrapped around the neck of the dancer while  performing the movements.

The film of Western  Javanese dance is also combined with music   with a fast and firm tempo. Therefore,  the dancer’s movements  must also be active in order to imitate the rhythm and  rhythm  of the instrument.  There is a special meaning that must be deliberately conveyed by Zeibong with the intention that  Sundanese women should never give up.

In addition to showing a message of uncompromisingness,  it turns out that  there is also a meaning behind the movements of the Jaibong dancers.   It is associated with the presence of  a beautiful body and face, thus showing  a beautiful nature.   In other words, a woman  can certainly  be  grateful for self-confidence in herself.

Ronggeng Bugis must be protected by the community

Discussing multiple dance names, of course, refers to several varieties at the same time when entering the Sundanese land. There are  many traditional West Javanese dances that  can be known by people from outside the region.  You can discuss the existence of a type from the Syreban area with its properties.

This type of art refers  to  the name Rongheng Bugis, which means Makasar   .   The  name  comes from the Bugis troops after they were able to provide aid and settle in the Syreban area.   Starting  from this story, there began to be a community and  a link of cultures  between  the  two.

Because of the cultural connection of art, the effect of this is very unique as a scene of value to tradition.   What’s unique lies in the  dancers who come from among men with thick makeup.  With a striking natural makeup  look like  this, it is intended to be  an attraction in itself.

In this Western Javanese dance,  the dancer’s dress also uses a light-colored kabaya.  The bun  is positioned like a woman with about four or more dancers. The main  purpose  of the  stories  and stories brought about through this movement is to bring in a sense of humour.

All the  moves and dance are performed attractively even in a complete kabaya dress to suit the music.   One of the other highlights of Rongjeng Pukis is the freedom of dancers to create fun enhancements.   Knowing this, at least you can differentiate the type of dance when you are in the area.

Top Dilu is often performed in sacred ceremonies

The debate continues in Top Dilu, a unique model of dance art that originated  from West Java.  To know the difference  on  a fundamental basis,  this dance model is often conducted on some sacred occasions.  Since it is considered sacred, the spiritual rituals  are  very similar to the presentation of dance moves as performances.

Many  people do not understand  the differences in the different types of uniquenesses in the types of tape tulu.  Usually,  a  dance model  is conducted  by the community while welcoming the   paddy harvesting season.  The kingdom and paddy field owners will often hold these cultural programmes, as well as become the entertainment of the people.

The Top Tilu dance  is combined  with the  main musical instrument  in the form of rebab, a  traditional classical musical instrument.  This instrument was  generally  seen in  royal times  to provide a musical companion to the dance. The dancer  would follow the movements according to the music and the tempo, so that the results are coordinated.

Western Javanese regional dances use unique costumes with complete kabaya, but they are more likely  to be  darker colors.  Dancers are performed  extensively by women in accordance with the rules  of the creators of the art of dance  .    However,  there are  male dancers who wear headbands and leather belts.

During the show, you  can enjoy the  show with camillon’s music until the  dance starts.  Until  now,  many types of dances are seen in various show halls according to the  event.  Therefore, it should not be surprising that at any given time the heritage of the Tape Tulu ancestral monuments is still preserved.

Cirebon masks are very flexible to tell stories

Trying to  understand the various arts that  belong to a region  must be done by the community.   All  kinds of traditions still have to   be passed on to the next generation in order not to disappear from civilization   .  Therefore, art  should  have an appeal  to the public for the needs of entertainment shows   .

The  dance  that needs to be discussed in detail from West Java is the  sirban mask that uses  characters.   Masks  have a  different natural shape for each model  so that each viewer can easily get to know the character. In addition,  there are names for  5 different genres and  performances in mask dance.

The names in the  masks include Bennett Masks, Champa, Patih, Ramyang and Kelana with their own characters.    Initially,  this dance model was born from street dancers  and  then grew over time.   In fact, despite being in modern times, there were many who were able to enjoy their dance.

According to the Panca Wanda mask, then the dancers  will wear different models depending on the particular story and story.    There are changes required to make the  shape  of the masked  character  more relevant to the  dancer’s story.  In addition, the music should also  be presented  according to the storyline  so that the movements are in rhythm.

In general, the Syreban mask dance has  a message in  the form of all the life problems that humans face.   The point is that  each dance model  will have its own uniqueness depending on the purpose and how to perform the art.   That way,  there is  no doubt that  the dances  from West Java will always be demanded by the public.

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