International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The East Java Shadow Puppet with Lamongan Style
Darni & Nur Chakim

This study aims to describe the origins of East Java shadow puppetwithLamongan style. To describe the origins of East Java shadow puppet withLamongan style, it requires a deep exploration of kinds of staging or performances from East Java shadow puppetwithLamongan styles. It is needed as a means of undertanding of shadow puppet history in East Java. This research is a qualitative research. The source of data is active puppeteer with Lamongan style and his theatrical performances. Besidesthe puppeteer, data sources are also taken from community leaders who have wide knowledge and insight about East Java shadow puppetin Lamongan region. The research data is in the form of stagings, shadow puppet forms, stories, descriptions of some puppeteer and public figures related to East Java shadow puppet performancewith Lamongan styles. Data collection techniques used are observation and interview. While data analysis usedin this research is descriptive technique. The results of the research showed that the origins of East Java shadow puppet withLamongan styles is a combination of two versions of shadow puppet, they are the style of Central Java and East Java. Itcan be seen from the performances. The performance of East Javashadow puppet withLamongan styles usedform and language from Central Java style. Meanwhile the musical accompaniment of shadow puppetusedEast Java style with long-sized kendhang that sounds dong ... dong ... dong. The distribution of pathet followed East Java style as well.

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