Art From Indonesia Sendratari Ramayana

Art From Indonesia Sendratari Ramayana

Prambanan temple is magnificent, the colossal performance of Ramayana Prambanan Ramayana Festival takes place with great fanfare. Although without dialogue, the performances that unite traditional dance, drama, and music in one stage always succeed to captivate the audience and make them drift in the Ramayana story.



In the colorful floodlights, Prambanan temple in the evening looks more majestic. The atmosphere even more festive when sinden singing Javanese song in the accompaniment of gamelan music. On the main stage, a group of dancers gently move their bodies. This is not an ordinary dance performance, but the Ramayana Prambanan Ballet performances aka drama art collaboration without dialogue and dance that tells the story of Ramayana.


Ramayana story itself comes from the Epic Ramayana by Walmiki which tells about Sri Rama’s effort to save the Goddess Shinta who was kidnapped Rahwana. The story that comes from India is already very popular, even the story is also sculpted on the wall of Prambanan Temple. Starting from this, Lieutenant General (ret) GPH Djati Kusumo initiated an art show that carries the story of Ramayana. Finally on July 26, 1961, Ramayana Prambanan Ballet for the first time was performed on the open stage of Prambanan Temple. The stage was designed by Harsoyo from UGM, which can accommodate up to 3000 spectators. The next month the show which was originally called Ramayana Ballet was held again and witnessed by President Soekarno and Charlie Chaplin.



Ramayana Prambanan Ballet was finally become one of art performances in Yogyakarta held weekly three times every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Each show is held almost always filled by spectators, both local and foreign tourists. Therefore, if you want to watch, you must know the stage schedule first and come early so as not to run out of tickets.


You need to know that there are two staging places of Ramadan Prambanan Ballet. When the rainy season, the show is held on a closed stage of the Trimurti Building, while the dry season is held on an open stage. The privileges of the open stage at Prambanan Temple are on the large size of 14m x 50m and built as a building that blends with Prambanan Temple. Beautiful Hindu temple that became the main background of the stage.


Although Ramayana Ballet performances also exist in other countries such as Cambodia, Srilanka, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and India, the Ramayana Prambanan Ballet is still worth watching. For 2 hours you will be treated to the stunning attraction of the dancers and the beautiful voice of the singer. Since no dialogue is created, you should look at every movement of the dancers to know the story.


Another amazing thing from the Ramayana Prambanan Ballet is its magnificent staging and lighting arrangement. If you watch on the open stage, then you will see how beautiful Prambanan temple at night in colorful lights. The color of the temple and stage lighting will vary according to the emotion in the story.


You will also be fascinated with the attractions of the ape troop stunt. And the thing is quite exciting and exciting is the scene when the fireball that was originally going to be used to burn Hanoman instead turned and burned the kingdom of Alengka. The scene of Anoman’s burning kingdom is presented with real where Anoman burns the stage. The attraction of lapping fire at the foot of this temple became the highlight of an impressive spectacle. Not quite up there. The fire game also resumed in the Shinta scene burning him. Although before you were sleepy due to hear the strains of gending and melodious voice sinden, when reached in this round guaranteed your eyes will be wide open and unceasingly pressing the shutter button to capture the moment.


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