TOPENG JOKO BLUWO DALAM PERTUNJUKAN WAYANG TOPENG JENGGLONG JOYO, MOJOSONGO, SURAKARTA

Kristian Mulyaningtyas

Abstract


The object of this research is the masked dance Joko Bluwo, or topengJoko Bluwo, which is
found in Padepokan Jengglong Joyo, Mojosongo, Surakarta, and is a form of folk dance that has
grown and developed in Surakarta, in particular in the Mojosongo area. The research aims to
learn more about the existence of the arts that are found in Padepokan Jengglong Joyo, Mojosongo,
Surakarta, focusing specifically on the movements in the choreography of topeng Joko Bluwo and
the movements of the character of Joko Bluwo. A qualitative method is used to explain the information that was obtained in the field through an ethnochoreological approach. The data was
collected using an interactive method and then analyzed descriptively. The results of the research
show that topeng Joko Bluwo has a unique character which can be recognized from the shape of the
mask, the voice, and the movements, in which the arms stretch no higher than the shoulders and
the legs are opened no wider than the width of the body.
Keywords: Topeng Joko Bluwo, Padepokan Jengglong Joyo, Choreography, Unique Movements.

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