Aesthetic Forms And Meanings In The Visual of Seblang Traditional Ceremony

  • Ike Ratnawati Student of Doctorate Degree of Art Education in State University of Semarang
Keywords: Seblang, Aesthetic, Visual


Seblang is a traditional ceremony held once a year which is believed by the local citizens as the oldest ritual and the most powerful ritual for the Using tribe in Banyuwangi. It is a possessed dance performance carried out bypramenstrual girls in the village of Oleh Sari after the feast of Eid Mubarak and by post-manepouse old women in the village of Bakungan after the feast of Eid al-Adha. The aesthetic meaning of Seblang performance will be analyzed based on
the forms and the meanings in it, because in the process of traditional ceremony, the villagers are in contact with the ancestral spirits and the spirit of companion with the aim of improving the welfare of society, keeping the land fertile and ensuring the success of the next harvest. This articleaims at describing the visual aesthetic forms and meanings reviewed on ageman used by dancers, drummers, sinden (singers), and handlers as well as from the properties and uborampe used in completing the process of traditional ceremony performed for the seven consecutive days. The results will cover an in-depth description about the aesthetic forms and meaningsin visual of Seblang ceremony in Banyuwangi.