Yokyakarta, Bedhaya sapta

Written by on July 28, 2012 in Java Festivals with 0 Comments

Yokyakarta, Bedhaya sapta


“Bedhaya Sapta” means Seven Bedhaya was the sacred classical dance of Yogyakarta, created by Sultan Hemengkubuwana IX, The 9th King of Kasultanan Yogyakarta. The story behind this dance was taken from Sultan Agung era (the Mataram King, former kingdom of Yogyakarta). Told about the journey of two Mataram prince to Sunda, West Java.
Bedhaya sapta is unique kind of Bedhaya dance, because usually Bedhaya dance performed by 9 dancer, but Bedhaya Sapta only performed by 7 dancer.

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