Universitas Indonesia Conferences, 7th International Symposium of Journal Antropologi Indonesia

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Oral Tradition: The Samin People's Moral Dilemma on Wayang Arts Performance
Mikka Wildha Nurrochsyam

Building: Soegondo Building
Room: 125
Date: 2019-07-24 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Last modified: 2019-06-21


Some Saminism followers, known as Sedulur Sikep, like to watch wayang art performance. However, on the other hand, the wayang arts performance visually displays many scenes of war that are contrary to the local wisdom of Saminism anti-violence. The problem of this research is how to develop wayang arts performance  in the Samin community? This study has three objectives: First describing the Samin people's art concept. Secondly, explaining the dilemma of Samin's moral thought of wayang arts performance. Third, formulating a strategy for developing wayang arts performance for Samin people. This research uses a qualitative approach, namely by conducting in-depth interviews with community leaders Samin. Meanwhile, in the data analysis used the theory of moral development by Lawrence Kohlberg (1927-1987). The results of the study show that for Samin people the choice of wayang arts performance is the only alternative arts because no other arts is considered capable of conveying moral teachings in their environment. In the dilemma of Samin's moral teachings on wayang arts performance, Samin people are more likely to be at the conventional level in the structure of Lawrence Kohlberg's theory of moral awareness, namely showing the awareness of groups that are more dominant in their community. Meanwhile, for the development of puppets for Samin people can be done by conducting an appropriation strategy that is by by doing innovation and creativity wayang arts performance both aesthetically and ethically according to Saminsme's teachings.

Keywords: puppet, moral, aesthetic, saminism