The Traditional Art Of Singo Ulung
Singo Ulung dance is a traditional art
from Bondowoso regency that annual performed in Bondowoso
anniversary. This traditional dance was created by a respected
man named Singo. Singo was name of a person who came from
Blambangan. He was ran from Blambangan to save himself
and stayed in Blimbing village, Klabang district –
Bondowoso. Singo Ulung and his wife Nyi Moena with Ki
Jasiman, were helping and cooperating each other to create
a prosperous life of society at Blimbing village. He cared
about the rice field and the other public’s needed.
Many people were proud about him. That’s why, finnaly
he was choose to become the first head village of Blimbing
One day, he had an idea to create a public traditional dance called “Singo Ulung” which was played by two people. This dance has accompanied with special music that can make the audience feel astonished. This art together with Pojian art, Ojung art are always showed at the traditional ceremony namely “Bersih Desa Blimbing” which is always held every year (the month of Sya’ban / Ruwah). In the other hand, this art performance can be enjoyed in the annual moment of “Hari Jadi Bondowoso” precisely at 16 August.
Bondowoso Bondowoso is other regency in East Java. Located in the Eastern part on Java Island. Bondowoso is divided into three regions: western region is mountainous which is part of the Mountains Iyang, the middle part is about plateau and undulating, while the eastern part is mountains (part of the Ijen Plateau). Bondowoso is the only district in the horseshoe area which has no coastline. The local inhabitant that live in Bondowoso is about Javanese people, but Bondowoso has affected by various culture that live before Dutch colonialism, which is…