Socio-Cultural Aspects of Traditional Arts: Performing Related to “Bersih Desa” Ceremony and It’s Effect on the Development of Cultural Tourism Assets at Gantiwarno Sub-District, Klaten Regency

Samsi Haryanto


The qualitative research taken place in some villages in Gantiwarno Sub-district was conducted to understand: 1) How the traditional art performance connected with “Bersih Desa” tradition was conducted, 2) What sociological and cultural aspects could be known from the traditional event of “Bersih Desa”, 3) What was the unique of the “Bersih Desa” cultural event connected with the development of cultural tourism asset.By applying depth interview, observation, and document analysis, data were collected from three kinds of data resources.The results of the research showed that: 1) The traditional art performance connected with “bersih desa” tradition was conducted differently among the communities of some villages. In the community of “irigasi teknis” agricultural area, “wayang kulit” art performance was conducted. But in the community of “tadhah hujan” agricultural area, the “tayub” dance was conducted in connection with “bersih desa” traditional ceremony, 2) The socio-cultural aspects of the “bersih desa” tradition and of the art performance of it varied, i.g. social stratification, social mobility, cultural pattern of mistic faith, and simbolic identity, 3) In accordance with the development of cultural tourism asset, the cultural event of “nyadran Sendang Banyu Urip could be recommended to develop.The event of nyadran Sendang Banyu Urip had some uniques, such as: jathilan art was always performed in this event, the nature of sendang location was proper to be created as a natural and cultural object of tourism.

Keywords: tradition, socio-cultural aspect, “bersih desa”, puppet show , tayub dance.

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