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Author Lysloff, René T. A.

Title Srikandhi dances lènggèr : a performance of music and shadow theater / René T.A. Lysloff
Published Leiden : KITLV Press, 2009


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Description viii, 571 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + Audio CDRom
4 3/4 in
Series Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, 1572-1892 ; 248
Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ; 248
Contents Machine generated contents note: I.Cultural universals and local traditions -- II.Shadow theater as a cultural institution -- III.The temporal organization of wayang kulit -- IV.Wayang temporalities -- V.Sugino and his audience -- VI.Music and intra-cultural difference -- Synopsis -- Act 1: Pathet nem -- Interlude: Gara-gara -- Act 2: Pathet sanga -- Act 3: Pathet manyura -- I.Music transcription: Overture (Talu) -- II.Music transcription: Act 1 (Pathet nem) -- III.Music transcription: Interlude (Gara-gara) -- IV.Music transcription: Act 2 (Pathet sanga) -- V.Music transcription: Act 3 (Pathet manyura) -- VI.Illustrations
Summary The book is structured around the translation of a Javanese shadow theater performance entitled Srikandhi Mbarang Lengger ("Srikandhi Becomes an Itinerant Dancer" or "Srikandhi Dances Lengger"), performed only in the Banyumas region (in west Central Java) by the locally renowned puppeteer, Ki Sugino Siswocarito. This study is a translation of the story both in a strict textual-linguistic sense and in a more general interpretive sense, providing an understanding of what the performance means to its Banyumas audience. More important, it shows how the puppeteer transforms the culturally universal traditions of Javanese ritual, shadow-puppet theater, and music to particularize the entire performance event for a local audience. --
The book is three things: a major conceptual study that develops, advocates, and applies an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of the performance process, an important secondary source on rural Javanese culture and arts (most works on Java focus on the court centers), and a useful primary source on wayang theaterùsince it includes the Javanese text and English translation of a complete story with music transcriptions provided in an appendix. The Javanese texts and their English translations are laid out side by side to facilitate reading while listening to the audio recording on the enclosed dvd. The book contains twenty-five beautifully rendered illustrations of Banyumas-style wayang puppets (major characters in the story) by two Javanese artists. --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 549-558) and index
Notes Includes Javanese text, English translation of the text of Ki Sugino's Srikandhi mbarang lènggèr, with a sound recording of a performance on the accompanying CDRom
Subject Siswocarito, Sugino. Srikandhi mbarang lengger.
Sugino, Ki. Srikandhi mbarang lengger
Gamelan music.
Music -- Indonesia -- Java.
Shadow puppets -- Indonesia -- Java.
Wayang plays.
Music -- Indonesia -- Banyumas (Kabupaten) -- History and criticism
Wayang -- Indonesia -- Java.
Genre/Form Sound recordings.
Author Sugino, Ki. Srikandhi mbarang lengger
ISBN 9789067182980
Other Titles Srikandhi dances lènggèr : a performance of music and shadow theater in Central Java