HomeBlogs Praburoro Dance The word of Praburoro comes from the character of this performance
whose name is Roro Rengganis. Praburoro is a type of dramatic dance. The
stories that are performed come from the Panji, or the tale of Amir
Hamzah, which is influenced by Islamic Persian stories. There are about
40 – 50 people who are involved in this performance. The players are
divided into 3 groups.
The musical instrument is the gamelan of Java with slendro tone (a
typical Javanese gamelan tone). Praburoro is a very unique presentation.
First of all, the dance is a Javanese dance. The costumes are modeled
after the wayang (puppet) orang performance. The musical instrument is
the Javanese gamelan. The songs are also Javanese. However, the songs
can be the songs of the Banyuwanginese; such as Padang Ulan, Waru
Doyong, Kembang Waru, etc. The story is about the conquest of a
non-moslem country. The performance ends with the scene of the King that
has been conquered by Menak Agung Jayengrono and Umarmoyo.