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Javanese dance is the dances and art forms that were created and influenced by Javanese culture. Javanese dance movement is controlled, deliberate and refined. Javanese art often displays a finesse, and at the same time a serene composure which is elevated far above everything mundane. Javanese dance is usually associated with courtly, refined and sophisticated culture of the Javanese kratons, such as the bedhaya and srimpi dance. However, in a wider sense, Javanese dance also includes the dances of Javanese commoners and villagers such as ronggeng, tayub, reog, and Kuda Lumping.

Javanese dance and its discipline has different styles and philosophy compared to other Indonesian dance traditions. Unlike vigorous and expressive Balinese dance or cheerful and slightly sensual Sundanese dance, Javanese dance are commonly involving slow movements and graceful poses. Javanese dance have somewhat a meditative quality and tends to be more self-reflective, introspective and more oriented toward self-understanding. Javanese dance is usually associated with Wayang wong, and the palaces of Yogyakarta and Surakarta due to the nature of dance being a pusaka or sacred heirloom from ancestors of the palace rulers. These expressive dances are more than just dances, they are also used for moral education, emotional expression, and spreading of the Javanese culture.

 

Source:

Kuncoro (23 August 2010). Harjuna Wijaya” Bedhaya Dance, Level of Human Perfection”. Indonesia Culture.net. Archived from the original on 13 September 2010. Retrieved March 9, 2013.

Lieberman, Fredric. “Relationships of Musical and Cultural Contrasts in Java and Bali”. University of California Santa Cruz. Retrieved March 9, 2013.

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Itineraries

Pickup

Time : 8:30 am

Pickup at your hotel or airport

Departure

Time : 9:00 am

Departure to the village and home of Javanese traditional dance artists

Arrival

Time : 10:30 am

Arrival at the village and home of Javanese traditional dance artists and preparation for the lesson

Javanese Traditional Dance

Time : 11:00 am

Main activity: Learning the history and story behind Javanese traditional dances and also philosophy of the ones you choose to learn. Then learn the techniques from the expert.

Rest

Time : 1:30 pm

Rest and lunch with traditional food

Free Session

Time : 2:00 pm

Free session for you. You can either learn more about the dances or explore the village activity.

Finish

Time : 3:00 pm

Go back to your hotel as the end of the trip.
  1. Transportation: Car, Driver, and Gasoline
  2. English Interpreter
  3. Expert teacher
  4. Lunch with traditional food
  5. Snack and mineral water throughout the trip
  1. Personal expenses
  2. Personal needs

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