Usage Examples

Gandrung... gaan dirurunge

Wit ne uli Kaki Tiwas lan Nini Tiwas sane seneng melancaran ring alas e Duk dina anu ring desa genah nyane meneng keni grubug lan ring tengah alas e nyane polih sipta jagi ngalakasanayang sesolahan jagi nyomia grubug ento, Nyane ngawentenang sesolahan ring catus pata desa sareng alit2 nyane dados pragina, Sesolahan kakawitin antuk nyatur desa jagi nyomia grubug, lan wus puput nyatur desa, alit2 nyane masolah ring catur pata desa, akeh krama sane tedun jagi miragi, krama ne merasa bagia, bagia ring sesolahan alit2 saking Kaki Tiwas lan Nini Tiwas, Grubug ical, Metu saking rasa bagia ring catus pata desa puniki, sesolahan puniki kawastanin "gaan di rurunge"

Ngelantur kruna punika dados kruna "gandrung" [example 1]
Gandrung .........Gaan .. di rurunge. Great joy … in the road.

The Gandrung dance was initiated by grandfather Tiwas and grandmother Tiwas who liked to wander in the forest.

One day in the village where they lived there came a plague … and in the forest they found the inspiration to perform a dance to banish the plague. They performed the dance at the crossroads in the village with their children as the dancers. The ritual began with a nyatur desa procession to overcome the plague … and after the procession their children danced at the crossroads. Many of the villagers came to watch the performance and they felt great joy … great joy watching the performance of the children of grandfather Tiwas and grandmother Tiwas. And the plague vanished. And because of the feeling of great joy at the crossroads in the village, the dance performance was called “gaan di rurunge” …. and later shortened to “gandrung”.
(credit: Terry (bhs Inggris))

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