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The Resource Rasinah : the enchanted mask, directed by Rhoda Grauer and produced by Shanty Harmayn, (electronic resource)

Rasinah : the enchanted mask, directed by Rhoda Grauer and produced by Shanty Harmayn, (electronic resource)

Label
Rasinah : the enchanted mask
Title
Rasinah
Title remainder
the enchanted mask
Statement of responsibility
directed by Rhoda Grauer and produced by Shanty Harmayn
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
jav
Summary
Watching the lithe, expressive movements of Javanese masked dancer Rasinah, one would never believe a 72-year old woman is behind the mask! She is a master of an ancient form of mask dance called Topeng Cirebon, which originated in West Java, Indonesia. Rooted in Islamic mysticism, the spiritual significance of the masks and dances was restricted to "specialist families," who for centuries passed on their unique heritage from generation to generation. By the late 1900s the popularity of Topeng Cirebon had faded -- its mystical masters forgotten. Once one of the most popular of the Topeng artists, Rasinah had been reduced to poverty as the taste for this traditional art form waned. Two young men became enraptured by tales of a hidden national treasure living in a remote village. They set out to find Rasinah to rescue her dance from extinction. Not having danced in twenty years and afraid that she was now too old, she hesitates. But once she holds the mask, her body moves again like a young dancer and she is off on an incredible journey of renewal. The film captures ancient rituals, spirit-infested graveyards, and enchanted masks. Fortunately, Rasinah's granddaughter, Erli, is able to carry on the age-old tradition. This colorful documentary shows the history, function and meaning of these masked dances
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grauer, Rhoda
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in Indonesian with English subtitles
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Harmayn, Shanty
Runtime
53
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Topeng (Dance)
  • Indonesia
Target audience
general
Label
Rasinah : the enchanted mask, directed by Rhoda Grauer and produced by Shanty Harmayn, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1642927
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Control code
ASP1642927/flon
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (54 min.).
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209978
  • (OCoLC)849667392
Video recording format
other
Label
Rasinah : the enchanted mask, directed by Rhoda Grauer and produced by Shanty Harmayn, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1642927
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Control code
ASP1642927/flon
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (54 min.).
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209978
  • (OCoLC)849667392
Video recording format
other

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