Zulkifli ., Erlinda .


Randai as a folk theater tradition of Minangkabau has not only grown and developed in the traditional community environment but has also expanded to the urban community environment, schools and colleges. Efforts to find the theoretical definition of Randai and its technical development are increasingly widespread, both by artists in and outside Minangkabau. This creativity becomes a necessity if we want Randai to survive, living and growing together with the always changing and developing lives of the people. Studies and research on changes in cultural ethics in Randai also focus on women's Randai “Sirabuang Ameh,” which is technically different from men's Randai that had existed before.

Changes and developments in Randai's texts and context, directly or not, affect the cultural ethics in the art of Randai itself. This research used a product-based method. Randai development uses the concept of art as a valuable experience originating from creative imagination. The purpose of this article was to discuss the changes in cultural ethics as a result of the change and development of Randai as the traditional theatre of the Minangkabau people.

Keywords: women's Randai, cultural ethics, and forms of performance.

DOI: 10.7176/ADS/76-09

Publication date:September 30th 2019

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