Between Erotic and Sensual - Representation of Ronggeng in Indonesian Film

Yulianeta Yulianeta

Abstract

Ronggeng or Tayub is an art that has developed since long time in Indonesia. This art lives in Indonesian society as traditional performance which more flourishes in the villages. This show presents a woman both as a dancer and as a singer (sinden). Women as a ronggeng dancer in this art have always been viewed as erotic and sensual women. This fact shows that woman as a ronggeng has always been associated with a negative image. Over time, this negative image is not only presented in oral and written narrative, but also in modern art like films. Hence, this study tried to see how ronggeng image is represented in Indonesian films. This study used film titled Sang Penari (2011) adapted from Ronggeng Dukuh Paruk as a corpus to examine how the depiction of ronggeng is represented in a film beside in written or oral tradition. The method used in this research is descriptive analysis method, as a representation of Stuart Halls’ theory. This theory is used to see how the image of Ronggeng represented in this film. This study results indicates that Sang Penari film is still represented ronggeng with sensual and erotic image, yet negative image of ronggeng as a prostitute is no longer presented in this film; ronggeng is depicted as an art which represented the commonality (Wong cilik) which is receded then.

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Yulianeta Y. (2017). Between Erotic and Sensual - Representation of Ronggeng in Indonesian Film.In The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE, ISBN 978-989-758-332-2, pages 797-801. DOI: 10.5220/0007175307970801


in Bibtex Style

@conference{conaplin and icollite17,
author={Yulianeta Yulianeta},
title={Between Erotic and Sensual - Representation of Ronggeng in Indonesian Film},
booktitle={The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,},
year={2017},
pages={797-801},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007175307970801},
isbn={978-989-758-332-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,
TI - Between Erotic and Sensual - Representation of Ronggeng in Indonesian Film
SN - 978-989-758-332-2
AU - Yulianeta Y.
PY - 2017
SP - 797
EP - 801
DO - 10.5220/0007175307970801