Joged Mataram: The Concept of Dance Applied in the Present Community Life

Yuli Sectio Rini
2020 Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Arts and Arts Education (ICAAE 2019)   unpublished
The concept of Joged Mataram is an understanding that must be mastered by dancers who are learning Javanese dance. The mastery of Joged Mataram is significant for people who are learning dance to understand that learning dance beside the physical skills, it must also understand the concepts of dance. Therefore, an understanding of Joged Mataram is essential to discover its urgency and relevance in dance life as well as in everyday life. Joged Mataram is a Javanese dance concept that can be
more » ... pt that can be applied in everyday life especially in this life when people have been influenced by various things. Joged Mataram consists of four elements which are Sawiji, Greget, Sengguh, and Ora Mingkuh. Each of which has an understanding and can be implemented in social life. Sawiji is total concentration. A dancer must be able to focus on the performed role. Because of the full concentration, the atmosphere or events around him will not be able to bother the concentration. Greget is the spirit or dynamics in the soul of a dancer. The burning spirit of dancers must be controlled and directed to the appropriate way of dance. The emotion of the dancer must be directed so that they can dance with a subtle feeling. Greget which is an inner dynamic is also a dancer's talent, so it cannot be trained to other dancers. Sengguh is self-confidence in dancers which does not lead to pride. Believing in himself is very important for dancers, because dancers must be sure that they dance appropriately and correctly both according to his movements and the standards. Sengguh is the attitude of a dancer who must be blended into the dance moves. He or she moves to convey a mission to the audience. The last one is Ora Mingkuh, which is keeping things that are the responsibility. Courage, strength, and loyalty are three things in dealing with situations. The four things in Joged Mataram are local wisdom that is the concept of philosophy in dancing.
doi:10.2991/assehr.k.200703.055 fatcat:d6qmjuq7lrhspfbcx7akl7hhf4