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Open Access 2. Photographic Representations of the Performing Indonesian

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2. Photographic Representations of the Performing Indonesian

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Colonial-era images of Indonesians making music, or performing, usually depict recognizable 'exotic' themes, such as a 'the' ronggeng dancer in front of a gamelan orchestra or children playing angklung in the vicinity of Lake Bagendit. This chapter focuses on photos taken between 1870 and 1910 and the snapshots have been left out. These images are the visual result of a musical encounter. The images seem unbiased, and very helpful in the support of research reports. The chapter focuses on the encounter between the performing Indonesian and the European and/or Eurasian observer (embodied by the scholar), consumer and photographer. The first publication by Groneman on performing arts was a photographic album on court performances in the kraton of Yogyakarta. This album can be seen as an early example of an encounter between a scholar and performing Indonesians.

Keywords: Indonesians; kraton; Lake Bagendit; photographic album



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