Reconstruction of Chinese-Javanese Shadow Puppet Theatre

Hanggar Budi Prasetya, Penulis (2014) Reconstruction of Chinese-Javanese Shadow Puppet Theatre. In: The 10th International Conference: South East Asian Culture Values, 4-5 Desember 2014, Cambodia.

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This paper discusses the reconstruction process of Wacinwa or Wayang Cina Jawa (Chinese-Javanese shadow puppet theatre). This puppet is a form of cross-culture between Chinese puppet (potehi) and Javanese shadow puppet. The story is adapted from the comic Sie Jin Kwi Tjeng Tang, Chinese legend during the reign of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). This puppet was created by Gan Thwan Sing in Yogyakarta in 1925. It was popular and performed a lot at the pagoda and Chinese family between 1925 to 1967. Since 1967, after all their puppet master passed away, and the presence of anti-China political events in Indonesia, this puppet was no longer being performed and just performed on October 6, 2014 in order to exhibit this puppet. Now, there are only two sets of this puppet, a set of it stored in Uberlingen Germany, and the other one in the State Museum Sonobudoyo, Yogyakarta. It is very difficult to reconstruct the performance for it has not found a historical witnesses and lack of document audio and video performances. There are a few photos that can be observed and just a few gigs of data can be tracked. Based on the data and a little information about the shape of the performance, we have been successful in reconstructing the puppet performances. To support the performance, we use gamelan music “slendro tuning”. This music has been successful in supporting the dramatic performance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: gamelan music, shadow puppet theatre, Chinese-Javanese puppet
Subjects: Tari > Pengkajian Tari
Divisions: Fakultas Seni Pertunjukan > Jurusan Tari > Seni Tari (Pengkajian)
Depositing User: Heri HK Hakim
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 05:20
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2016 05:20

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