Barongan..Kuda Kepang

DH & me came back to my parent’s home town for Eidul Adha this time around.

As we reach the corner of Simpang Kangkar Senangar, I called up my mom and she mentioned about a certain family of hers having a wedding reception earlier that day and wondered if I would like to join. Knowing it was HER side of family members I jumped at the opportunity. Reason being…they are so into performaning arts – especially anything to do with Javanese traditions.

True to my expectations, my mom’s sister-in-law’s brother’s family – whom she had stayed with during her student years – held a live band playing ghazal & melayu asl music, as well as a barangon-kuda kepang & tarian zapin performance. This was definately very exciting

 I totally forgot to bring my camera…but defnately made full use of my mobile he he he

Barongan

Like Kuda kepang dance, Barongan has strong elements of trance and totemic worship. The Barongan is said to depict the dance of a hybrid (or mystical multifaceted) creature of diverse origins.

There are varieties of Barongan, one of which combines the features of a tiger and a peacock that were said to dance on the back of the Prophet Solomon.

Then Ganung, a lady-in-waiting joined them and the Barongan dance was created. According to another tale, there was a man who often amused himself by teasing fairies.

The fairies became so angry with him that they turned him into a Barongan creature. He was also cursed to forever follow the Kuda Kepang. This is perhaps the reason a Kuda Kepang performance often followed by a Barongan performance.

Performed by Malays of Javanese origin, the Barongan is largely limited to the Batu Pahat district of Johor, although the ‘dragon-headed’ Barongan may also be found in Muar.

Tarian Barongan
Dari Wikipedia Bahasa Melayu, ensiklopedia bebas.
Lompat ke: pandu arah, gelintar
Tarian Barongan merupakan sejenis tarian rakyat yang menggambarkan kisah-kisah di zaman Nabi Sulaiman a.s. dengan binatang-binatang yang boleh bercakap. Kononnya, seekor harimau telah terlihat seekor burung merak yang sedang mengembangkan ekornya. Apabila terpandang harimau, merak pun melompat di atas kepala harimau dan keduanya terus menari.

Tiba-tiba seorang Juru Iring bernama Garong yang mengiringi Puteri Raja yang sedang menunggang kuda lalu di kawasan itu. Melihatkan kedua haiwan itu menari, Pamong lalu turun dari kudanya dan menari bersama-sama binatang tadi. Tarian ini terus diamalkan dan boleh dilihat di daerah Batu Pahat, Johor dan di negeri Selangor. Di antara alat-alat muzik yang digunakan bagi mengiringi tarian Barongan ialah gong, gendang, dan angklung.

Tarian Barongan dipercayai berkembang di Malaysia sekitar 1722, oleh masyarakat Jawa ke Malaysia. Ketika kerajaan Riau-Lingga hancur, para abdi kerajaan hijrah ke Johor Malaysia dan mengembangkan berbagai kebudayaan Melayu di Malaysia. [1][2]

Negara Indonesia menganggap Tarian Barongan sebagai menciplak Reog yang berasal dari Ponorogo kerana keduanya memiliki tarian yang persis sama dan yang utama ialah topeng dadak merak, topeng berkepala harimau yang di atasnya terdapat bulu-bulu merak. Hal ini (ciplakan) dibantah oleh rakyat Ponorogo yang menganggap para penghijrah yang bertapak di Malaysia, yang telah mempratik kesenian budaya mereka sendiri lama sebelum wujudnya Indonesia, sebagai maling.

Bentuk dadak merak turut menyerupai kavadi yang dibawa oleh penganut Hindu semasa perayaan Taipusam.

Bentuk kavadi.[3]

Tarian Barongan juga menarik kerana terdapat tradisi yang mempersembahkan tarian Barongan selepas tarian Kuda Kepang. [4] [5] Ini kerana Tarian Kuda Kepang dipercayai merupakan cara untuk menarik perhatian orang ramai ketika mengembangkan ajaran Islam di Jawa. Dengan itu tradisi mempersembahkan tarian Barongan selepas tarian Kuda Kepang kemungkinannya merupakan bukti kepentingan tarian Barongan dalam penyebaran syiar Islam ketika itu. [6][7]

http://ms.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarian_Barongan

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2 responses to “Barongan..Kuda Kepang

  1. waduh, dah lamer tak tengok tarian kuda kepang ittewww..

  2. janatunaliya

    en_me : akaks verys de teruja uols masa tgk show ni

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