Reog Art

Ponorogo Regency is located on the southwest of Surabaya. The distance of Ponorogo regency to the capital of East Java province is about 200 km. This distance could reached by bus during 5 hours. While, from Jakarta be at 800 km. From Solo, the city of Central Java could be 3 hours through Wonogiri or 4 hours through Madiun. Usually Madiun becomes the capital of transit when the travelling person travelled by the train. In the meantime, when they want to travel by aircraft they could change to plane in Surabaya or in Solo.

Ponorogo town square traditionally is the place of Ponorogo community that gathering in various forms of celebration. Ponorogo town square also became the centre of various official of government activities. In Town Square, we can found lion statues in each corners, and as the center piece was gotten the giant's stage that used as the main stage in REOG NATIONAL FESTIVAL that held each year along with Grebeg Suro celebration. 

Reog is a traditional dance that become the main identity for Ponorogo regency. Because of this, Ponorogo is also known as Reog city. This theatre has been known wide in Indonesian even foreign tourists. Reog National Festival is held every years along the anniversary of Ponorogo regency and Grebeg Suro celebration. Reog dance is also staged full moon nightly in paseban, Ponorogo Town SquareReog told about the struggle for a prince who will propose to a lovely pretty princess 

This dance is staged about 25 - 40 dancers and the musician. The interesting of Reog is his main leading figure named Singo BarongThe dancer of Singo Barong bear the mask about 30 - 40 kg weight and supported by the strength of their teeth. The other leading figure in Reog include Kelono Sewandono, Bujang Anom, Jatil and Warok.

Reog is one of the cultural arts from East Java and northwest of the town of Ponorogo regarded as the true origin Reog. Ponorogo city gate was decorated by warok and gemblak figure, two figures who had appeared at the time reog displayed. Reog is one of the regional culture in Indonesia is still very strong with things mystical and powerful mystic.

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