Now That’s An Entrance



In stage perfromances, one of the most important and interesting part is a character’s entrance… Not only does it show the character’s psyche but also presents a foreshadowing on what’s to come and how the character connects with the whole play.

I was truly mesmerized by this particular entrance of King Hambara Kusuma (From the Kingdom of Tunjung Bawana… A dance consisting of fast and dynamic movements and gestures, which in the Javanese wayang orang performances are generally used by antagonist roles.

Similar entrances, movements and gestures are also used by all characters of the Kurawa family (not played in this particular two-night performance)

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