Reading Centhini:Centhini Nguping

I first met Agnes around 2006 (or was it 2010?), and later helped her out a bit during Q3 of 2012.

Agnes is currently a 2013 recipient of The Substations’s 18-months Directors’ Lab programme. She is 9 months into her research work and actively updates her blog.

Her posts is usually lengthy and wordy and I have a hard time following. Here is a video post I like, or her performance at Sukuh Temple, Karanganyar, Central Java as part of Srawung Seni Candi event.

From 30 Apr 2014 to 3 May 2014, the recipients will be presenting their work at The Substation.  Agnes will be presenting on Reading Centhini : The reader / Date : 2nd May / Time: 7.30pm-9.00pm Come check it out!

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Date:1 January 2014
Venue: Sukuh Temple, Karanganyar, Central Java
Part of Srawung Seni Candi event

Some snapshots below
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This story is about the first 40 days after Amongraga and Tambangraras’ marriage.
The wedding night only happened on the 40th night. From day 1 to 39, Amongraga answered all Tambangraras’ questions and taught her more about religion. After Tambangraras was ready, they had their sexual encounter.
The song i used here is Rhoma Irama’s song ‘piano’
The song is about a couple playing piano. The guy teaches the girl how to play piano and invites her to sing along to the piano tune.
Why i choose this song? Because relationship is like playing music together. You have to reach a common understanding to create an enjoyable tune and sing together. Rather than using a vulgar dangdut song, i prefer this song to symbolize the process before the sexual encounter.

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