Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Srimpi Dance, a Ritualized Dance of Java-Indonesia

Associated with the royal palaces of Yogyakarta and Surakarta. The srimpi dance is one of the classical dance of Central Java. Along with the bedhaya, srimpi epitomized the elegance (alus) character of the royal Javanese court, and the dance became a symbol of the ruler's power as well as the refinement of Javanese culture.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Wayang or Shadow Puppets

Wayang is a generic term denoting traditional theatre in Indonesia. There is no evidence that wayang existed before the first century CE, after Hinduism and Buddhism were brought to Southeast Asia.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Beauty of Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta or Jogja is a travelers paradise in Java-Indonesia, with a lot of fascination which have not been revealed. A city and the capital of Yogyakarta Special Region in Java, Indonesia. It is renowned as a center of education (Kota Pelajar), classical Javanese fine art and culture such as batik, ballet, drama, music, poetry, and puppet shows.