Topèng Prembon

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Topèng Prembon
Young, Elizabeth (Videographer)
Asch, Timothy (Videographer)
Sadeg, Djimat (Performer)
Sija (Performer)
Latri, Brentangan (Performer)
Murda (Performer)
Agung Cenik, Anak (Performer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977-09-16
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1570
Dance -- Indonesia -- Bali (Province)
Motion pictures. Topèng Prembon
Mask dances
Dance drama -- Indonesia -- Bali (Province)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in the village of Blega, Bali on September 16, 1977 by Elizabeth Young with the assistance of Timothy Asch.
Physical Description
Extent: 7 videocassettes (U-matic) (ca. 7 hrs.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Complete performance of a Balinese Topèng (masked) dance-drama performance staged in conjunction with the ceremonies for the ordination of a Brahmanpriest, whose family resides in Blega. Presents the story of Danghyang Nirarta, a Brahman priest who journeys from Java to Bali, is eaten by a naga (serpent-dragon spirit), emerges with a blackened face, and settles in the village of Mas where he becomes high priest. The story is embellished with a love story and comic routine.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12159682
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 88e21e20-0821-0131-a5fa-3c075448cc4b
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  • 1977: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Topèng Prembon" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Topèng Prembon" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 26, 2023.

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Topèng Prembon