Grup Gedebong Goyang

  • [A] comedic performance troupe comprised of western women, who perform skits and songs in Balinese and Indonesian for local audiences.
Media
Grup Gedebong Goyang
Kasar
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Halus
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Northern Form
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Usage Examples

Sakitnya Tuh Disini
[example 1]
This song, Sakitnya Tuh Disini is a famous Dangdut song. This is the Gedebong Goyang version in Balinese.

Grup Gedebong Goyang
[example 2]
Grup Gedebong Goyang: Female, Funny, and Foreign ABSTRACT: This research offers an overview of Grup Gedebong Goyang (Gyrating Banana Tree Trunk Group), composed of four Western women who have married Balinese. The group’s women-centered comedy demonstrates a high knowledge of Balinese cultural etiquette through presenting traditional dances, showing understanding of caste and ritual ceremony, and speaking Balinese, a complicated hierarchical language. By attempting to be viewed as “same,” they cleverly position themselves as “other” and encourage the audience to both laugh at and with them. The group challenges stereotypes in relation to tamu (guest) and bulé (“whitie”) to promote new, more positive definitions for the resident foreigner in Bali.

  1. Gedebong Goyang, You Tube
  2. Tiffany Strawson, Asian Theatre Journal Volume 33, Number 1, Spring 2016 pp. 151-169, video: Gedebong Goyang, You Tube