The Preservation Strategy of Kethek Ogleng Pacitan in Millennial Era
Agoes Hendriyanto1, Bakti Sutopo2, Arif Mustofa3
1Agoes Hendriyanto, Lecturer, STKIP PGRI Pacitan, EastJava, Indonesia.
2Bakti Sutopo, Lecturer, STKIP PGRI Pacitan, EastJava, Indonesia.
3Arif Mustofa, Lecturer, STKIP PGRI Pacitan, EastJava, Indonesia.
Manuscript received on 01 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 September 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 September 2019 | PP: 539-543 | Volume-8 Issue-5C, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: E10780585C19/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.E1078.0585C19
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Abstract: Kethek Ogleng Pacitan is one of the magnum opus legacies in Indonesia. It is the performing arts living in the midst of the Pacitan society. In the same cases of other arts, Kethek Ogleng requires attention for its sustainability due to the marginalization of the present traditional art as well as the inclusion of arts originating from outside cultures which are considered more modern and advanced. Therefore, the preservation strategy must be contextualized with the current state of society. From this urgent need, however, the focused researches on such issues have not been significantly discussed. From this case, this research is aimed at revealing various strategies that can be utilized to preserve the Kethek Ogleng. To meet this aim, the qualitative descriptive, with the primary object Kethek Ogleng Pacitan Art, is employed. Further, the data collection uses a variety of methods including observation participants, interviews with Ogleng Kethek artists, and literature studies. It is thus worthwhile to be written that the preservation strategy of the Performing Arts in the millennial era can be both a short-term and long-term strategy. Then, the strategies are as follows; (1) Kethek Ogleng roadshow; (2) revitalization of the Wanoro Condro art studio; (3) art festivals; (4) citizens’ celebrations; (5) extracurricular activities at various levels of educational institutions; (6) preserving the art as the intangible heritage so-called Warisan Budaya Tak Benda (WBTB); and (6) visualization as well as digitalization of Kethek Ogleng Pacitan.
Keywords: Strategy, Art, Kethek Ogleng, Preservation.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences