The Gandrung Sewu, or thousand dancers, festival adopted a “Seblang Lukinto” thesis as a supplement to final year’s festival, retelling a story of a Blambangan Kingdom’s onslaught opposite colonizers from 1776 to 1810.
The dancers achieved with their fan instruments, encircling a opening locus and combining in lines and in circles as they continued to pierce in a intelligent stroke that exhibits beauty and poise. The performers pierce to a banging of gamelan and angklung (traditional Indonesian instruments).
“This is an glorious festival. we have never seen anything like it before. It’s so pleasing when thousands of people dance together. Stunning.” pronounced Marleen, a German traveller visiting Banyuwangi, as quoted by Antara News.
“It gives me chills to see thousands of dancers on a beach, during sunset.” pronounced Rosyid, a traveller from Malang, as quoted by Antara News.
District conduct Abdulah Azwar Anas pronounced a opening is some-more than only a show, it’s informative converging and preserves art and enlightenment for all.
“I trust that Banyuwangi will not have a problem in regenerating artists, performers. Gandrung Sewu Festival has proven that. Thousands of participants from all over Banyuwangi has shown their loyalty by practicing, with support from relatives and their particular encampment neighbors. This is a open appearance in building art and culture, by tourism.” pronounced Anas.
“The festival helps us grasp a informative value, as good as augmenting the internal economy.”