The Musical Form Of Dugderan Dance An Art Expression Of The Society Of Semarang City


  • Agus Cahyono Universitas Negeri Semarang
  • Widodo Widodo Universitas Negeri Semarang
  • Nadia Sigi Prameswari Universitas Negeri Semarang
  • Kusrina Widjajantie Universitas Negeri Semarang
  • Septian Cipto Nugroho Universitas Negeri Semarang


Dugderan dance is a result of creativity in the form of dance art on a research of the preservation of shore dances in Semarang, adopted from a cultural phenomenal show. All composition elements in the show are expressed in art practice, which on this matter, is dance art practice. The purpose of the research is to answer on matters of form of the accompaniment music of Dudgeran dance. This research discusses Dugderan dance from an ethno-musicological aspect, Peirce’s semiotic theory, and karawitan composition by Rahayu Supanggah. In this research, qualitative data with data analysis technique of cycle model was used. The result of the research showed that the form of the accompaniment music of Dugderan dance is a type of traditional development music which reflects four types of culture (Javanese, Arabian, Chinese, and Dutch (the West), flourishing in Semarang City.