The Symbolic Powers Possessed by the Puppeteer of the Mask Puppet Show in Malang District
Tri Wahyuningtyas

Tri Wahyuningtyas, Doktoral Degree Culture Studies, Udayana University, Indonesia.
Manuscript received on 27 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 July 2019 | Manuscript Published on 17 July 2019 | PP: 423-424 | Volume-8 Issue-2S July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10620782S19/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: The puppeteer in the Wayang Topeng (wayang : puppet, topeng : mask) performance in Malang has a stronger symbolic orientation than the other puppeteers. The power of mastermind symbols in Mask Puppet shows is obtained through artistic experience, interactions are built from social and environmental existence. Power of mastermind symbols produces mastermind discourses that have autonomy and power. The power of the mastermind’s power influences the dominance of power in society. This study describes the power of mastermind symbols in Mask Puppet shows in Malang district; and analyze the power of the power relations of the mastermind symbols at the Mask Puppet Show in Malang. This qualitative research uses interview data and observations analyzed using interpertation. The phenomenology of art research methods, the study of the power of symbols using data from interviews and observations of Mask Puppet shows in Malang district, East Java. Research results 1. description of the power of the mastermind symbol at the Mask Puppet show in Malang. 2. description of the power of mastermind relations in the community.
Keywords: Power of Attorney, Puppeteer, Mask Puppet Show.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences