The Jakarta Post
The Sardulo Djojo reog (traditional masked dance) artist collective from Malang performed the sewandono dance at the 2019 Archipelago Panji Festival in Krida Budaya Park, Malang, East Java, on July 12.
Held from July 10 to 12, the festival featured dozens of art performances by artists from Bali, South Sulawesi, West Java, Yogyakarta and East Java.
The festival aimed to conserve the tales of Panji, widely recognized as originating in East Java in the 14th century. It spread throughout Indonesia as well as Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.
The tales narrate the story of Panji Inukertapati, a young prince that must overcome challenges to reunite with his true love, Chandra Kirana.
Tales of Panji was included in the Memory of the World by UNESCO in October 2017. (wng)
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