Performance for Saturday, July 6: 1:00 – 1:30 pm
Tari Lenggang Nyai: Lenggang Nyai is a dance originally from Betawi, Jakarta. It was inspired by a Betawi legend called Nyai Dasimah.
Nyai Dasimah is a beautiful lady from Betawi who is in a dilemma of choosing her future husband. After getting married, there are many restricted rules created by her husband that she has to follow.
She feels her rights as a woman are taken away. Eventually, Nyai Dasimah
decides to rebel and fight for her rights.
The movements of this dance express the lively and agile personality of Nyai Dasimah. Nowadays, Lenggang Nyai is often performed as an opening act for events or ceremonies.
Tari Topeng Tua: A Balinese Dance, Topeng Tua (Old Mask) is performed by a dancer with magnificent costume and uses mask made from ylang-ylang wood.
From the look of its face, an elderly man is the main character of the
dance. The choreography illustrates an elderly man reminiscing his younger days.
Sendratari Rahwana Gugur: This is East Java performance is the last episode of Ramayana epic. Hanoman, a white monkey and the son of Anjani and a god named Bayu, is instructed by Rama to give a gift that symbolises Rama’s love to Shinta.
At Soka Garden, Shinta is always accompanied by Trijata, who is the niece of Rahwana. Rahwana always tries to persuade Shinta to be his wife but he continuously fails.
Hanoman arrives in Alengka with a message from Rama and involves himself in a fight. In the end, Rahwana is defeated and lost his life in the hands of Rama.