Senin, 14 Mei 2012


Kuda Lumping is awfully trance attraction fantastic of crazy horse. Kuda Lumping also called " Jaran Kepang " is a traditional Javanese (Central Java and East Java) dance depicting in a group of horsemen.
The dance employs a horse made from woven bamboo and decorated with colorful paints and cloth is performed with gamelan instruments like ; gong, kenong, kendang, and slompret. This performance obviously could  amuse the audience. The original Kuda Lumping traditional dancer is usually performed by girls dressed like soldiers. Nowaday Kuda Lumping dance is mostly performed by boys. Common Kuda Lumping dance only performed the dance of the troops riding horses, however another type of Kuda Lumping performance also incorporated trance and magic trick.
When the "possessed" dancer is performing the dance in trance conditions, they can display unusual abilities, such as eating glass and resistance of whipping. Kuda Lumping ( Jaran Kepang ) is also a part of Reog dance performance. Although this dance is native to Java, Indonesia.

Kuda Lumping dance is a folk dance that still performed until today in many societies of Nusantara Indonesia. This formless folk dance is still existed and enjoyed especially in Centra Java and East Java, since the ancient's kingdoms time. Initially, according to history, Kuda Lumping was as a symbol of the ability of the populace to fight against the enemy or against the army of the kingdom's elite. Besides, it was also as the media to comfort the populace with a cheap entertaining performance.

Source: Indonesia Heritage Culture Performance by Ministry of Culture and Tourism Republic of Indonesia

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