Opera Jawa
Indonesia, 2006, 6 minutes
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Opera Jawa Synopsis

OPERA JAWA tells of a passionate love triangle that leads inexorably to conflict, violence and death. Setio and his wife Siti, run a pottery business in a small village where Ludiro, a powerful and ruthless butcher, controls all the trading activities. When the couple’s business collapses, Ludiro, who has always been in love with Siti, seizes his chance, abducts and tries to seduce her. Inevitably the two men begin to fight over Siti...

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Reviewed by josephcalingasa
The dances and chants all represent a very rich and colorful culture and they become more appreciated because it is well-executed by the dancers and singers.  One dance reminded me... more
The dances and chants all represent a very rich and colorful culture and they become more appreciated because it is well-executed by the dancers and singers.  One dance reminded me of the Chinese Dragon Dance during New Year while another dance, I presume it is some kind of a war dance,  caught my attention because it used sticks from coco leaves which is a familiar cleaning item in our country.  The facial expressions and unique dance steps  were all commendable  but although I cannot fully connect the series of dances and songs to the so-called love triangle, I immensely enjoyed the theatrical-like performances. 
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  • Well presented using culture and tradition!

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  • This is a beautiful cultural experience...

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