A Glimpse of Wayang Orang Sriwedari

This post is a part of the first day of my trip to Solo.

Wayang Orang Sriwedari - A person is taking picture of the showI watched this performance of Wayang Orang Sriwedari in Taman Sriwedari at Jalan Slamet Riyadi.

Why I said ‘a glimpse?’

Well that’s simply because I don’t understand the words that they said haha, so I would just posted some photos from the performance. And also I didn’t watch the entire show (only until Act Five) 🙂

I’ve said in my previous post about wayang orang performance, that they’re using Javanese language. And the Javanese language itself, has different levels, depends on the purpose when we’re using it. For example, if you’re talking to an older people, you need to use the highest level of Javanese language, called Krama Inggil; while if you’re using it just to talk with your friend, you can use the lowest level in Javanese language, called Ngaka. I can understand a bit of Ngaka, but during the performance of Wayang Orang Sriwedari they mostly used Krama Inggil, except in the intermezzo section. Hopefully in the future, they could prepare some slides explaining about the story in each acts. That would be very helpful 🙂 Anyway, it seemed that the others really enjoyed the show, even they brought their children to watch the show 😉

The show starts around 8:30PM everyday (except Sunday ~ Thanks to Sony for the info :)), and the entrance fee is IDR3,000.

So here are the photos from Wayang Orang Sriwedari performance …

Wayang Orang Sriwedari

Act One
Wayang Orang Sriwedari - Act One

Act Two
Wayang Orang Sriwedari - Act Two

Act Three
Wayang Orang Sriwedari - Act Three

Act Four
Wayang Orang Sriwedari - Act Four

Intermezzo
Wayang Orang Sriwedari - Intermezzo

Act Five
Wayang Orang Sriwedari - Act Five

My Solo trip: Part One | Part Two

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