Srimpi Dance

A new type of classical dance of Yogyakarta which is always danced by four dancers, because the word is a synonym Srimpi number 4. Only on Srimpi Renggowati dancers there are 5 people. According to Drs. Priyono Srimpi name associated keakar word "dream" or a dream. Watching the graceful dances along the ¾ to 1 hour it seemed people were taken to another realm, dreamland.
According Kanjeng Brongtodiningrat, composition Serimpi dancers symbolize the four winds or the four elements of the world, namely: (1) Grama (fire), (2) Wind (air), (3) Toya (water), (4) Earth (land) . As a classical dance palace beside Bedhaya, serimpi live in the palace of Yogyakarta. Serimpi is an art that is considered heirloom adhiluhung and Kraton. Shown in dance theme Serimpi actually the same theme in dance Bedhaya Sanga, which describes the dispute between the two opposites between good and evil, between right and wrong, between human reason and human passion. According to RM Wisnu Wardhana, the theme of war in Serimpi an oriental philosophy of life. Serimpi is a symbolic battle in the endless battle between good and evil. Beksan serimpi war dance movements to express more clearly visible because it is done with the same movement of two pairs of soldiers fighting other soldiers who assisted Listing dance form of weapon. Weapons or properties daughter dance in the dance such as: a small dagger or cundrik, jebeng, short spear, arrow and gun.
Serimpi dance performed by female dancers. They began walking out of the ward Prabayeksa mold-molds to the Golden Hall. Dance Serimpi dipagelarkan to commemorate the birthday of the sultan, and then also to celebrate the circumcision ceremony for the sons of the sultan and to welcome the guests of honor such as the Governor-General Belabda, and others.
Dance clothing Serimpi experienced growth. If the original such as clothing temanten daughter Kraton Yogyakarta style, with dodotan and bun bokornya as decorative motifs of the head, then later switched to the "fabric seredan", shirts without sleeves, with a special headdress yng cassowary feathers frayed, fried bun decorated with flowers and jebehan. Characteristics of the dancers wore serimpi dagger tucked in front of the cross to the left. Kris on serimpi Imposition is due to be used in battle scene, which owns serimpi characteristic motifs. Besides the dagger is also used "jembeng" is perisak countrymen. Even in the era of Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwana VII serimpi also found with gun armament is fired towards the bottom, at the end of the 19th century. Serimpi accompaniment pattern is gendhing "sabrangan" for the trip out and the entry of dancers accompanied by the sound of brass and drums with special rhythmic punch. On the dance-gendhing gendhing use mid or gendhing ageng sustainable rhythm tap 4, and then went into gendhing ladrang then crane fly along with special srebegannya for accompaniment of war.
At the time of Sultan Hamengku Buwana VIII (1921-1937) is the top of the palace and the development of dance, including dance serimpi. The development is visible from the fashion and makeup and dance accompaniment.