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Children: To Play, Not To Be Played

“Jaran Debog” dance from Salaman, Magelang

“Jaran Debog” dance from Salaman, Magelang

[Gejiwan, Sumber, Magelang, Indonesia – 8 Juli 2012]

HAJAT SENI merupakan pemuncak dari acara Tlatah Bocah ke-6 (Festival Seni Tradisi Anak Merapi) di mana penampilnya 97 persen adalah anak-anak. Tahun ini, Tlatah Bocah mengangkat tema “Bocah Dudu Dolanan. Bocah Kudu dolanan” (Anak-anak Bukanlah Mainan. Anak-anak Harus Bermain). Mereka menyajikan seni tradisi yang selama ini hanya dilakukan oleh kalangan dewasa.
Festival Seni Tradisi Anak Merapi merupakan upaya bersama secara mandiri dari belasan komunitas dalam mengkampanyekan hak anak untuk berekspresi dan berpartisipasi dalam pembangunan melalui olah seni.

“Saman” dance by Astha Kirana Dance Community, Yogyakarta

“Saman” dance by Astha Kirana Dance Community, Yogyakarta

“Saman” dance by Astha Kirana Dance Community, Yogyakarta

[All photos were taken at Gejiwan, Sumber, Magelang, Indonesia – 8 Juli 2012]

HAJAT SENI (“Happening Art”) is the main agenda within the annual festival of  Tlatah Bocah or Traditional Art Festival for Children of Merapi. This year, the event brought up the theme of “Bocah Dudu Dolanan. Bocah Kudu Dolanan” (“Children Should Play, Not Be Played”). The event included various art performances wherein 97 % of the performers were children; they performed a number of traditional performing arts which commonly were performed by adults. 

The Traditional Art Festival for Children of Merapi is a communal effort run by independent communities to promote and raise the awareness on children’s right in expressing and participating in the global development through the role of the arts.

“Sonderan” dance by Lare United

“Sonderan” dance by Lare United

Reog Bocah from Gumuk, Magelang

Reog Bocah from Gumuk, Magelang

*See more photos of Reog, Topeng Ireng, and Kebo Giro performance from the event.

2 responses

  1. ratri ayuni

    hai mbak, saya mau tanya Sanggar Astha Kirana itu alamatnya dmn? sy berminat untuk ikut. thx

    August 14, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    • nah, saya juga tidak tahu alamatnya😦

      mungkin bisa coba tanya langsung ke ketuanya ya, silakan dicek akun fbnya a.n. Lina Budiarti🙂

      September 1, 2013 at 4:13 am

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