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Dance from West Java

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FreerSackler
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Video Title
Dance from West Java
Description
Performing Indonesia Music, Dance, and Theater from West Java October 4-5, 2014 Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Dance from West Java: Indonesian College of the Arts More than a dozen dancers and musicians from West Java perform traditional and contemporary songs and dances representing the island’s Sundanese culture. The program ranges from elegant aristocratic songs from the ancient Pajajaran kingdom to twentieth-century creations, such as the elaborate Peacock Dance and the popular social dance known as jaipongan. Classic dances interpret famous scenes from the Hindu epics the Ramayana and Mahabharata. A new form of collective dance-drumming (rampak kendang) simultaneously displays percussive and choreographic virtuosity. A joint presentation of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Washington, D.C., and the Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Video by Hutomo Wicaksono
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4,072
Video Duration
1 hr 29 min 1 sec
Creator
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Uploaded
2014-11-09T23:11:37.000Z
Type
Youtube videos
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Topic
Art, Asian
Youtube Category
Film & Animation