ART PERFORMANCE IN SEDEKAH GUNUNG RITUAL AS AN EXPRESSION OF GRATITUDE BY THE COMMUNITY IN TUTUP NGISOR MAGELANG

Rahadian Alam Ilyasa

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Abstract: Administratively, Tutup Ngisor is located in Sumber Village, Dukun, Magelang Regency. Tutup Ngisor is located on the slopes of Mount Merapi in the northwest, because of this, the people there mostly use the land as a medium for growing crops. This direct relationship between humans and nature makes the farmers there realize that they must also be grateful to nature and the elements in it. The way the people in Tutup Ngisor express their gratitude during Sedekah Gunung is usually by performing several rituals and performing arts. The existence of art has become something of value for the Tutup Ngisor community and the surrounding villages. Although not all of the people there take part in the arts, both activists and nonactivists can create harmony in an art performance. This research uses a phenomenological approach which aims to understand the point of view of the data source. The data was collected qualitatively by obtaining words and actions which were the source of data from the field by observing or interviewing. This data was obtained from interviews with resource persons who included art figures who work as farmers in Tutup Ngisor. In addition, primary data was obtained from observations of researchers during the Sedekah Gunung ceremony. The results of this research is describing the relationship between tradition, society, art, and nature from the perspective of the Tutup Ngisor community. 

Keywords: art, gratitude, performances, tradition 



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