Dance drama of Java
NamesNew York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)Murgiyanto, Sal (Choreographer)Nrangwesti, Endang (Choreographer)Suharto, Ben (Dancer)Wenten, Nyoman (Dancer)Harjito, Tri Widyaningsih (Dancer)Anusapatri (Dancer)Ward, Penny (Videographer)Purtell, Tim (Videographer)New York Indonesian Consulate Gamelan (Performer)Murgiyanto, Sal (Dancer)Nrangwesti, Endang (Dancer)
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1990-03-30
Table of ContentsCONTENTS. - 1 (45 min. total): Gending Condronoto (approx. 20 min.). Musical piece, for gamelan and voice. Ramayana dance drama: Introduction and Scene I (approx. 25 min.). Prince Rama and Princess Sita, exiled to the forest, are separated through a ruse by the evil king Rahwana, who abducts Sita. Hanuman, the monkey general, offers to help Rama recover his wife. -- 2 (57 min.): Scene II. In the women's quarters of Rahwana's palace, Rahwana's niece Trijata attempts to protect Sita from her uncle's advances. Hanuman infiltrates the palace to tell Sita that rescue is on the way. Beset by two giant palace guards, he successfully repels them. Rama and Rahwana battle, and the victorious Rama is reunited with Sita.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2234
Topics(Hindu deity), RāmaWayang wong (Dance drama)GamelanDance -- Indonesia -- JavaDance -- Indonesia
GenresFilmed performancesFilmed dance
NotesVenue: Videotaped for the Jerome Robbins Archive at the Triplex, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, New York, on March 30, 1990, by Penny Ward/Video, with the assistance of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts. First camera: Penny Ward. Second camera: Tim Purtell. Edited version, including close-ups; for straight copy of the wide-angle shot, see: *MGZIC 9-2307 Dance drama of Java.Creation/production credits: Choreography: Sal Murgiyanto and Endang Nrangwesti Murgiyanto.Performers: Performed by Ben Suharto (Rama), Endang Nrangwesti Murgiyanto (Sita), Nyoman Wenten (Rahwana), Sal Murgiyanto (Hanuman), Triwidyaningsih Harjito (Trijata), and Anusapatri (giant), with Margot Becker R., Joseph Ocasio, Leslie Rudden, Carla Scheele, and Joan Wittig. Musicians: I. M. Harjito, Sumarsam, Denni Harjito, Minarno, Barry Drummond, and Alan Robinson, with the New York Indonesian Consulate Gamelan, directed by Anne Stebinger.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (103 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionTraditional Javanese dance-drama based on the Ramayana, the Hindu epic, performed in the classical court style of Surakarta, Central Java.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY916023295-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170003Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a787f880-7d94-0138-d52f-31b9adbf6c6a
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