Reyog is a traditional dance of Ponorogo, a district of East Java. It is a manifestation of love. It is a dedication of a lover to a beloved person. A dedication of Prabu Kelana Sewandana (King of Bantar Angin) to his beloved Dyah Ayu Songgolangit of Kediri. Now, Reyog becomes one of the most attractive traditional dances in Indonesia and the identity of Ponorogo.
Reyog Ponorogo is a magical dance. It starts with the appearance of Warok (a wise man), then Jathilan (warriors with white horse), followed by Bujang Ganom, continues with emergence of Kelana Sewandana, and ends with Barongan (giant lion head with peacock). While Warok shows the wise man with physical and spiritual powers, the Jathilan symbolizes the strength and skill of warriors in war. Bujang Ganom represents a young, energic and skillful person with arduous task to guard state’s security. Kelana Sewandana teaches us that the ruler must be wise and fair.
Barongan or Singa Barong is a gigantic mask of lion head with peacock feathers. Barongan illustrates a powerless and ineffective ruler (lion) because of the influence of his empress (peacock). Barongan is very heavy (40 – 50 kg) and carried on man’s shoulders and bitten with teeth, moving around, up and down.
- From 2019-09-06 17:00 to 2019-09-08 15:00