Self Reflection Rituals In Packing Of The Virtual Traditional Performing Art In The Covid-19 Pandemic Era


  • Tejo Bagus Sunaryo Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta
  • Irfanda Rizki Harmono Sejati Universitas Negeri Semarang


Restrictions on large-scale social activities in order to reduce the impact of the transmission and/or spread of the covid-19 pandemic, have led to the decline of various art activities, especially for performing arts artists that based on traditional. In order to maintain their existence in the arts, most of the tradition-based performing arts communities residing in Yogyakarta and in Surakarta-Central Java, they change the style or pattern of performances that were previously direct (can be seen by the audience directly) into virtual performance patterns. The term 'mengamen or ngamen' which means walking around with singing and/or playing music to earn money, was changed by the introduction of the new term 'ngamen online', namely virtual busking. In addition, they have more focus on the concept of ritual which is packaged in a minimalist way into a virtual form. The ritual concepts in the show are a representation of self- reflection or even a form of expression of Eastern aesthetic "renaissance" in response to changes in social activities caused by the impact of the Covid-19 presence. This paper reviews the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on traditional-based performing arts which is the result of defending the existence of the supporting community as self-reflection material aimed at the audience and the artists themselves.