Indonesian Faith History in Culture

Stefano Romano

 

After the Batavia Madrigal Singers, the Embassy of Indonesia to Holy See in Rome organized an other amazing event about the multi-cultural heritage of Indonesia. In the original vanue of the FIAT – Car Store, Rome hosted the Group Rumah Budaya Nusantara – Puspo Budoyo from Ciputat, Tangerang Selatan for the “INDONESIAN FAITH HISTORY IN CULTURE” on 11 November, after city of Brescia, in the north of Italy, on 9 November.

Continuing the effort from the Ambassador Mr. S. E. Budiarman Bahar to offer to Rome the variety of styles and cultures of the artistic heritage of Indonesia, composed of a multiplicity of religious and artistic influences.

1 - Dancers before to go on stage

Dancers before to go on stage

The Puspo Budoyo School offer a repertoire of traditional music and dance:

2 - Bedhaya Majapahit Dance

3 - Bedhaya Majapahit Dance

Bedhaya Majapahit Dance

 

4 - Bambangan Cakil Dance from Central Jawa

5 - Bambangan Cakil Dance from Central Jawa

6 - Bambangan Cakil Dance from Central Jawa

The Bambangan Cakil Dance from Central Jawa – the battle between knight and demons

 

7 - Pendet Dance from Bali

8 - Pendet Dance from Bali

The Pendet Dance originated from the mystical island of Bali

 

9 - Mambri Dance from Papua Province

10 - Mambri Dance from Papua Province

The Mambri Dance from Papua

 

11 - Jejer Dance from Banyuwangi - East Jawa

12 - Jejer Dance from Banyuwangi - East Jawa

13 - Jejer Dance from Banyuwangi - East Jawa

The Jejer Dance from East Jawa – the expression to sacrifice “Dewi Sri” (rice plant idol)

 

14 - Zapin Dance from Sumatra

15 - Zapin Dance from Sumatra

The Zapin Dance from Sumatra

 

16 - Gending Sriwijaya Dance from South Sumatra

17 - Gending Sriwijaya Dance from South Sumatra

18 - Gending Sriwijaya Dance from South Sumatra

The suggestive Gending Sriwijaya Dance from South Sumatra, telling about the journey of Buddha precept to Sriwijaya Kingdom

 

19 - Saman Dance from Aceh

20 - Saman Dance from Aceh

21 - Saman Dance from Aceh

22 - Saman Dance from Aceh

And at last the muslim Saman Dance from Aceh

 

23 - The Dancers, managers and the Ambassador of Indonesia Mr. S. E. Budiarman Bahar with His Wife

The Dancers managers and the Ambassador of Indonesia Mr. S.E. Budiarman Bahar with His Wife

 

A journey into the depth of beautiful heritage of Indonesia with the Puspo Budoyo, under the guide of Agus Linduaji, the Show Director.

 

About Stefano Romano

An Italian-born, by faith and destiny embraced Islam and passionately love Indonesian rich culture. His shots are extra-ordinary, as people say: pictures worth thousands words.

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12 Comments to "Indonesian Faith History in Culture"

  1. J C  18 November, 2013 at 08:24

    Fabulous! Always have a “strange” and “mixed” feeling to see such Indonesian cultures, dance, etc out there…thank you Stefano Romano…

  2. Lani  18 November, 2013 at 02:54

    Yes, indeed Ron……..

  3. Ron  17 November, 2013 at 17:54

    Beautiful pictures of Indonesian historical dance , Lani !

  4. Tjok Mas  16 November, 2013 at 14:42

    mantap sekali liputannya dan bangga, betapa budaya Indonesia ternyata digemari sampai ke mancanegara.

    trimakasih.

  5. Lani  16 November, 2013 at 02:47

    Stefano : Terima kasih atas jawabannya, kalau begitu saya sdh melihat dirimu……….hanya saja saat itu kita tdk saling kenal

  6. Harry Ophof  16 November, 2013 at 00:47

    Very nice all these elegant dancers !
    Thank you

  7. Mawar09  15 November, 2013 at 23:22

    Stefano : thank you for sharing, foto2nya sangat bagus.

  8. Stefano Romano  15 November, 2013 at 16:00

    Ya Lani, aku fotografer juga untuk BMS, anda bisa lihat artkel di sini on BALTYRA!
    Sampai jumpa lagi, terima kasih

  9. Dj. 813  15 November, 2013 at 14:50

    Schöne Bilder.
    Danke.

  10. Lani  15 November, 2013 at 07:57

    Stefano : Numpang tanya, apakah kamu fotografer ketika concert BMS? Klu mmg benar itu dirimu, berarti kita sudah ketemu, hanya tidak saling mengenal. Karena saya duduk dibangku deretan ke 3 dari depan.

    Thank you for sharing this article……..weldone!

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