11-10-2011 West Java 30457 viewed


Doger is another name for ronggeng, ie women who have the ability to sing and dance as well. Show similar shapes with Tap Tilu. Dance movement has no specific pattern, and each dancer free to express the motion in accordance with her wishes. Doger, usually dancing with male dancers. 
Artistry is developed around the end of the 20th century plantations in the area of ​​Subang district. In those days, in Subang, there is a plantation company named Pamanoekan and Tjiasem Land (P & T Land) led by Hofland very concerned about the welfare of the workers. This resulted in increased earnings of the workers thus improving their living conditions. The contract laborers get higher salaries when compared with labor costs in other areas. This condition is very supportive of the arts doger life is increasingly a place in the hearts of its people as it can entertain the contract laborers. 
Arts doger and ronggeng in West Java found in two areas, namely in the coastal region (north) and in the mountains (the south). This art was originally brought by the artists bebarang (circumference) is brought to the plantation. Of contiguity between ronggeng and folk art, it gives birth to art doger. Every weekend, when the contract laborers receive a salary, doger group show held simultaneously with the convening of the night market. The place is considered a fertile ground for the money, and doger become one of entertainment for plantation workers. 
The show was performed in a wide arena, like the terrain, the home page, or also on the market. When the show usually starts at 20.00 till late at night, even until the early hours, depending on the demand for his fans. In the middle of the arena show, put an Oncor (torch) as a means of lighting as well as the central orientation of the show. During the show, the event organized and led by a headman joint venture. He is the artistic leader of the group. Costumes used by doger is long sleeves, long skirt is not tight bell-shaped form, scarves are worn around, and wear socks. 
The show begins with tatalu (opener). Tatalu is a sign the show will begin. After that, the doger advanced into the arena begins with scenes walk around the Oncor. After the tour, the doger dancing with the same movement. After that followed by dancing with the audience (men). Male dancers who were given the first opportunity is usually the officials or landlords. The dancers were governed by a headman joint venture. During the show progresses, there is usually a pair of dancers who-disappeared ‖, taken out of the arena. Of course, that the blessing of village heads a joint venture with a certain time limit. When the allotted time expires, the headman joint venture will give a warning to the spectators who had borrowed doger to immediately return to the arena show. This is done as a control for the unsupervised doger existence and to avoid things that are considered to violate the norms of decency prevailing in the community. 
Future development of art doger lasted until the 1940s and its popularity began to decline after World War II. In those days plantation operations ceased and the workers involved in many wars, so doger no longer perceive. 
Around the 1970's there was an attempt to revitalize the show doger, who was appointed and conducted by the College of Arts lecturer Indonesia Bandung. Dance was born which later was named Doger Contract. This dance until the year 2001 is often the material performances in various events in West Java.

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