The Impact of Tayub Exploitation on The Tradition and Life of Javanese Society

Noordiana Noordiana, Anik Juwariyah, Fithriyah Inda


This study is aiming at finding out the impact of Tayub exploitation on the tradition and life of Javanese society. Research approach implemented in this study was qualitative. In addition, the research technique employed was interview, observation, documentation, and literary study. Results show that the new form of Tayub diminishes the structure of feminism, neglects simplicity, gentleness and spontaneity that are supposed to be part of Tayub dance. The movement of dance, music, and costume are also changed into a total different form, compared with the genuine version of Tayub dance. These major changes do not only bring negative impacts on the dance structure, but also change the societys mindset and behavior. People living in the countryside part of Java have lost their control towards customs regulation and a philosophy that used to be held tightly by them.


tayub exploitation; tradition; Javanese society

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