International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences Vol. 9(2), pp. 242 - 249
DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.090212
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Warok Dance: A Medium of Child Aesthetic Fulfillment


Hartono , Agus Cahyono *, Eny Kusumastuti
Language and Art Faculty, State University of Semarang, Semarang, Indonesia

ABSTRACT

Dance can serve as an effective medium to instill aesthetic values for children given the many artistic elements of this type of art including movement, music, visual, and performance. For this reason, incorporating dances is an appropriate medium to introduce the aspects of aesthetics to children. This literature review specifically analyzed the elements of the Warok Dance that actualizes the fulfillment of aesthetic values and how the children express their aesthetic needs. The data from the observation and interview were interactively analyzed; its stages involved data display, data reduction, and verification. The results showed that the medium of expression of aesthetic needs involves the elements of movements, music, makeup, and costume of the Warok dance. The fulfillment of aesthetic needs in the dance was conducted directly and indirectly. As appreciators, the children were directly involved in the dance practice and performance sessions. Moreover, the children were also indirectly involved into the dance when they watched their peers practice and perform the dance. In particular, the study concludes that the elements of Warok dance serve as the medium of fulfillment and expression of children’s aesthetic needs, either by participating into the dance directly, or by watching their peers perform the dance (indirectly).

KEYWORDS
Child, Aesthetic, Warok Dance

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Hartono , Agus Cahyono , Eny Kusumastuti , "Warok Dance: A Medium of Child Aesthetic Fulfillment," International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 242 - 249, 2021. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.090212.

(b). APA Format:
Hartono , Agus Cahyono , Eny Kusumastuti (2021). Warok Dance: A Medium of Child Aesthetic Fulfillment. International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, 9(2), 242 - 249. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.090212.