Art is the media to express the beauty of human soul. I paint to express my ideas on canvas and to express my emotion. I do painting for joy.

Ekspresi Tari Oleg / Oleg Dance Expression

by I Made Saturjaya

Acrylic on paper
90.00 x 70.00 cm

Art is the media to express the beauty of human soul. I paint to express my ideas on canvas and to express my emotion. I do painting for joy.

Artwork Details
Oleg can mean loose and graceful movements, while Tambulilingan means beetle sucker nectar. Oleg Tambulilingan dance movements depicting a beetle, which was playing and entirely mixed-dovey with a flower in a garden. Oleg Tambulilingan dance, which was originally called Tambulilingan Mangisep Sari, a creation I Ketut Mario of Tabanan in 1952 at the request of John Coast (of America).

Starting from a love Coast on Balinese culture which proved very captivate and obsession to organize an artistic mission to Europe. During his adventures observed several sekeha gong in Bali, Coast interested in the appearance sekaha Peliatan gong. In 1952, Coast assess that Gong Peliatan with drums game AA Gde Mandera expressive enough eligible to appear on the international stage. In the planned trip to Europe, the Coast want to also bring a beautiful and romantic dance, in addition to some dance that is often seen.

On the advice of Mandera, Coast then contacted renowned dancer and teacher of dance I Ketut Marya then I fondly called Mario. Mario who was then already creating dance Kebyar Lounge which later became a dance Terompong, willing to join the Gong Peliatan. Coast "stimulate" Mario to be creative again with showing a book classical dance ballet in which there are photographs of the duet "Sleeping Beauty" is about the love story of Princess Aurora with her lover Prince Charming. Mario terinspirasilah then create a dance Oleg.

Oleg dance was originally called Legong Prembon. Coast seems less willing to Legong Prembon name because the word is difficult to translate into English. I then changed it to dance Mario Oleg Tamulilingan Sucking Sari and by mutual agreement finally called Oleg Tamulilingan or "The Bumble Bee Dance". This dance depicts two beetles, male and female, are having fun in the garden flowers while sucking honey. As the male beetles mate Raka Rasmi, dipilihlah I Sampih much older, dating from Bongkasa, Badung.

Said Oleg dictionary Balinese language means "shake". In the dance that symbolizes the female beetle that, indeed, there is swaying movements graceful as if the trees blowing in the wind. Oleg graceful dance movement is visible on the pengadeng, when the dancer holds oncer alternating with both hands cross bent across his chest, as he swung to the right and to the left. Then rated, suitable cast brought is boned slender slim as giving the impression ngoleg.

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