Central Java, bedaya ketawang dance

Written by on July 7, 2012 in Java Festivals with 0 Comments

Central Java, bedaya ketawang dance


Another province in java which is famous for the dancing is central java. One of famous dancing in central java is bedaya ketawang. Bedaya ketawang is one of dancing comes from Solo and Yogyakarta. This dancing danced by 9 dancers, included into a sacral dancing, hence it may not be danced anytime.

This dance only performed every Jumenengan (the celebration of king’s reign every year) and the day to practice it must be in special day, that is in selasa kliwon (selasa means Tuesday in javanese, kliwon is one Javanese calendar’s day, beside legi, pahing, pon and wage, repeat every 5 days). Bedaya ketawang is such a long dance. It takes approximately 2 hours from start to the ending of this javanese dance.

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