2020 Arts Calendar

Placement of many routine events in the Javanese arts calendar depends on the five Javanese pasaran (traditional market) days: Kliwon, Legi, Paing, Pon, Wagé. These five days map with the 7-day Western week to create events that repeat every 35 days. For example, something may occur every “Sunday-Legi” combination or every “Thursday-Kliwon” combination. To make things more complicated, such events fall on the EVE of the special, 35-day confluence. So when someone says they are going to a “Jumat-Wage” event, this generally falls on the eve of Jumat-Wage, in other words on Thursday-Pon evening. You can find the actual date such events fall as well as many other types of routine events, in this calendar. Please be aware that all events are subject to change. I adjust the calendar as best I can, but am not always aware of changes myself:

ARTS CALENDAR 2020: Solo and YogyaA google-calendar designed by Sanggar Ekalaya, reflecting wayang and gamelan routine events in Solo and Yogya. This is not a calendar of one-off events, but rather of the events that happen each month on certain days.

The routine events listed on this calendar are currently mostly on hold due to the Covid-19 situation. Some rehearsals, like Pakarti at the Mangkunegaran, are starting to open up (as of 10 June 2020) but best to contact someone to check.

For one-off events or events that do not have a regular day of the month, refer to the space below.
One-off Events: These are Sanggar Ekalaya’s personal notes on what might be interesting to attend each week, aside from the routine events listed in the ARTS CALENDAR 2020.

Friday, 30 October
15:00-17:00
Public Guest Lecture:
Sampoerna University

Kathryn Emerson on “Innovation in the Dramatic Structures of Solonese Wayang Kulit Performances, 1970–present”

20:00-02:00
Virtual Wayang Kulit Performance with English Interpretation


Friday, 27 November
15:00-17:00
Public Guest Lecture:
Kathryn Emerson on “Dhalang Creativity in the Era of Covid-19”

20:00-02:00
Virtual Wayang Kulit Performance with English Interpretation


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A summary for those having difficulty accessing the ARTS CALENDAR 2020:The routine events listed on this calendar are currently mostly on hold due to the Covid-19 situation. Some rehearsals, like Pakarti at the Mangkunegaran, are starting to open up (as of 10 June 2020) but best to contact someone to check.

All events tend to start between 8and 9pm, unless otherwise noted.
Mondays:
eve of Tuesday-Kliwon—wayang at RSPD in Klaten
eve of Tuesday-Wage—klenengan at Kraton Yogyakarta
eve of Tuesday-Legi—klenengan at Balai Soedjatmoko and possible an event at the home of Ki Manteb Soedharsono

Tuesdays:
Tuesday Kliwonan—Kraton Solo afternoon Bedhaya Ketawang rehearsal
eve of Wed-Legi—Ki Anom Soeroto’s monthly birthday, but rarely does he do anything now
eve of Wed-Legi—wayang in Jaten

Wednesdays:
eve of Thurs-Kliwon—wayang, home of Ki Seno Nugroho, Bantul, Yogya
eve of Thurs-Paing—rehearsal in Yogyakarta, home of Pak Supriyantara
eve of Thurs-Legi—wayang in Cepogo, Boyolali

Thursdays:
eve of Friday-Kliwon—wayang at TBS in Solo
eve of Friday-Pon—klenengan at the late Bp Cakra’s in Yogyakarta

Fridays:
eve of Sat-Kliwon—klenengan at the Pakualaman, Yogyakarta
eve of Sat-Paing—wayang at Joglo Tumiyono
eve of Sat-Pon—klenengan at the Mangkunegaran
every 3rd Friday of the month—wayang at RRI Surakarta

Saturdays:
eve of Sun-Paing—wayang at home of Ki Purbo Asmoro
eve of Sun-Wage—dance at the Mangkunegaran (Sabtu Ponan)
eve of Sun-Legi—wayang at Ndayu Park, Sragen
every 4th Saturday of the month—wayang at Balai Kota Surakarta

Sundays:
no routine events at all, unless it falls on the 26th

every 26th of the month, no matter what day it falls—dance at SMKI


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