Arak-arakan

12-09-2011 West Java 27463 viewed

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The term commonly used to name an arts event or "crowd," related to a celebration party. The procession always contain aspects walk, parade, moving from one place to another. Something that is carried paraded running (around) with crowded or highlighted. Another term that has a similar meaning is a carnival (carnival of the English language). In many traditions, individual or family celebrations such as circumcisions and marriages, usually accompanied the procession. Similarly, for the celebration of communal ceremonies, such as the village clean, sidekah earth, the sea party, ngarot, sekaten, tabuik, independence day, day-so the city, etc.. 
The procession arguably the most festive event of a series of ceremonies, because most descry the public, involving the participation of most people, most crowded, and the wide reach of their area - because of moving or traveling. Various appearances can be present in the show, ranging from children to the school uniform, uniform civil servants with Korpri, music, dance, magic, attractions hilarious, until the demonstration of immunity. 
But the parade is not just noisy, or fun. It has a complex meaning, which arises from the consciousness or the unconscious - because it's not everything can be easily guessed what "it means." Some are just fun, rejoiced enliven, there is a show of prosperity, fortune or misfortune group, and there is also a form of critical or satirical protest against the socio-political situation. 
In the procession, the symbols that appear not necessarily in line with the ceremony. Socio-economic critique of political-may appear in the parade which is part of religious ceremonies. In the new year commemoration ceremony of China, for example, there are people with the power stretcher "enormous," like sticking a sharp object on the tongue, cut off body-crate, etc., which coincided with attractions liong, barongsay, etc.. Likewise in tabuik or Tabot in Sumatra, ogoh-ogoh in Bali, in the Palace environment Grebeg sekaten Java, and salvation village, sea, or mountain located in various corners of the archipelago. Sacred and profane nature, individual and social, smoothness and roughness, can be safely performed in unison. 
Unlike the performing arts of the stage is closed, the procession was unclear boundary between the demonstrating with a watch. The symbols that appear too there is a daily reality (eg group collectors, farmers, civil servants, darma women, students, college students, or the students), but there are also things that are impossible, such as long hair scissors more than 1 meter, weight lifting 1 ton, etc.. The procession was part of nonverbal expression, reveals something rather than with words, some are allegorical. Someone could show her "usual" could also be an "unusual" or "reverse." To look away "the other" pageant many participants who wore masks (masquerades) or costumes and makeup are weird too. The procession is an event that at first glance may seem "normal" but actually has a complex meaning. 
Development parade also includes the procession. Only, unlike the procession in the villages, the march as it has a meaning very clear, explicit, as formulated by the authorities to show "progress." Her expression became sterile, one-way, one principle: show "progress" are often based less on reality to the contrary. Identities that arise in development, is a "made," which in the academic world called the invented identity, rather than emerging naturally from the participants. 

Sources: Endo Suanda  



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