Ismail Marzuki is Jakarta's showcase in cultural performances.
As it is well known that Java island including west Java
which is called Sunda had strongly influenced
by the Hindu tradition until 1600. The tradition,
especially initiated by the palaces, from where various entertainments
developed from local existing dance, drama, and musics
with theme of Hindu tradition from India. Ancient Hindu
writers also choreographed local theme into
the theme of a performances. That is why today both
in Jakarta and Bali we can watch a drama of wayang puppet
show with a theme both taken from India epic of Ramayana
or Mahabharata or local kings in Java or Bali. The artists
both in Java and Bali seemed to have been free in expressing
their creativities and as an artist is free choose many
events to be included in the plots of their playing.
Although it is a traditional performance a modern and
actual issues are often appointed into their theme, also
it is not into the main theme, or as just for satires.
Taman Ismail Marzuki organizes almost every night performances
from Balinese dances, poetry readings or declamations,
traditional musics or gamelan and modern film festivals.
The building is located at Jalan Cikini Raya, phone 021 315 4067. Normally their programs are published by the Jakarta Post daily news. A city such as Jakarta a megapolitan with more then 10 million residents needs healthy art. Art is not merely an amusement for local, but if it is continually upgraded and given the basis of very root of human aesthetic foundation that is education and amusement it can be 2 sided sharp tool. One side increased the awareness of local people and other side is economic value.
A small number of people do not like art, they consider art is taboo and do not make human being able to enter the sorga. If we ask them for sure they do not know what is sorga. May be their attitude was born by the influence of opinion that having relation with their religion that they could not see weather it is constructive or destructive. As long as history reveals life without art is barren, and make the nature drained out of fertilizer and become barren like desert.
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