Puppet Play Sriwedari

SriwedariPuppet Play is the art of dance drama that takes the story of Ramayana and Mahabharata as the main story. Puppet Play is the embodiment of the dance drama Wayang Purwa (shadowgraph). Puppet Play began to emerge in the eighteenth century that has been inspired by the drama that has been developed in Europe, created by KGPAA Mangkunegoro I in Solo. All dancers Puppet Play at that time were male dancers, no female dancers. In various books on culture mentioned puppets, Puppet Play was created by Prince Duke Arya Kangjeng Mangkunegara I (1757-1795).

The players Puppet Play at that time only the palace courtiers, and performed on a limited basis in 1760. However, the new government Puppet Play Mangkunegara V show was more popular in the community, although still limited enjoyed by the relatives of the palace and its employees. The Puppet art Correctional almost coincided with the birth of the dance drama Langendriyan.

Location: Surakarta Region