Barongsai, Atraksi Etnis Tionghoa Paling Dinanti

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MAYANGAN- Selain Pendalungan (asimilasi antara Etnis Jawa dengan Etnis Madura), Etnis Arab dan Etnis Tionghoa juga tidak bisa dipisahkan dari perkembangan Kota Probolinggo.  Setiap pergelaran Seminggu di Kota Probolinggo(Semipro), setiap etnis selalu diberi kesempatan untuk menampilkan kesenian khas masing-masing etnis. Jum’at (31/8), panggung utama Semipro di alun-alun Kota Probolinggo menampilkan kesenian khas etnis Tionghoa.

 Antusiasme masyarakat untuk melihat pertunjukan etnis Tionghoa sangat tinggi. Terlihat dari banyaknya penonton yang mengerumuni panggung, terlebih lagi anak-anak kecil yang sangat menanti atraksi-atraksi yang ditampilkan. “Mau lihat barongsai,” ujar Devi, salah satu orang tua yang menemani anaknya malam itu. 

Malam itu, berbagai kesenian khas Tionghoa memang sangat dinantikan, terutama atraksi barongsai. Kelihaian barongsai dalam berinteraksi dengan penonton dipadu dengan liang-liong (naga) sangat memukau. Selain itu, atraksi wushu juga sangat menarik untuk dilihat yang diperagakan oleh anak-anak hingga usia dewasa. 

Pertunjukan dari asrama putra Katolik juga mengesankan. Dengan berbusana yang mencerminkan nusantara, mereka menampilkan tarian dan lagu-lagu mulai lagu berbahasa Madura Tanduk Majeng sampai lagu zamrud Khatulistiwa yang dipopulerkan oleh penyanyi Chrisye. Hal tersebut menggambarkan keragaman dan kekayaan budaya yang ada di Indonesia.

Yang menjadi bintang dalam pertunjukan kali ini adalah Vannesha Lim yang sengaja didatangkan dari Surabaya untuk menampilkan ketrampilannya dalam memainkan Gu Zheng  (kecapi). Vannesha merupakan salah satu peserta dari Indonesia yang akan tampil di acara Asia’s Got Talent. Selain itu, juga ada penampilan tarian kreasi dan Tari Seribu Tangan 

Andriyani, salah satu pemuka masyarakat Tionghoa menyebutkan, Semipro kali ini cukup meriah. “Walaupun saya rasa promosi Semipro kali ini kurang ya, kalau tahun-tahun lalu kan ada banner di sudut-sudut jalan, sekarang nggak ada,” katanya.

Wali Kota Probolinggo Rukmini sangat mengapresiasi adanya tampilan khusus etnis ini. “Terima kasih kepada masyarakat Kota Probolinggo khususnya kepada etnis Tionghoa yang tiap tahunnya selalu berpartisipasi dalam memeriahkan Semipro. Bahkan sampai Semipro ke-10,” katanya. Wali Kota juga berharap agar seluruh masyarakat Kota Probolinggo terus menyukai seni budaya asli daerah._hariyantiagustina

 

Aside from Pendalungan ethnic (assimilation between Ethnic Javanese and Ethnic Madurese), there are also Arab and Chinese Ethnics and they can’t inseparable from the development of Probolinggo City. On Seminggu di Kota Probolinggo (Semipro), every ethnic group is always has the opportunity to show their distinctive arts. On Friday (8/31), the main stage of Semipro in city square was showing typical art of Chinese ethnic.

The people enthusiasm seeing Chinese art was very high. It can be seen from the large number of audience who gathered around the stage, especially children who were much waiting for the attractions. “Want to see barongsai (Chinese lion dance),” said Devi, one of the parents who accompanied her son that night.

Various Chinese art were very much awaited, especially the lion dance attractions that night. Barongsai skill in interacting with the audience combined with Liang-liong (dragon dance) was very fascinating. In addition, Wushu attractions are also very interesting exhibited by children and adults.

The performances of the Catholic men’s dormitory were also impressive. Wearing dress reflecting kind of Indonesian tribes, they performed dances and songs such as the Madurese song Tanduk Majeng and Zamrud Khatulistiwa popularized by singer Chrisye. This illustrates the diversity and the cultural wealth in Indonesia.

But, the star of the show was Vannesha Lim who came from Surabaya to show her skills in playing Gu Zheng (harp). Vannesha is one of the Indonesian participants in Asia’s Got Talent program. In addition, there were also creation dance and Seribu Tangan (thousand hands) dance performances.

Andriyani, one of the leaders of the Chinese community said, Semipro this time was quite festive. “Evenn I think there are lacking of Semipro promotion this time, since we don’t see some banners on street corners like last year,” she said.

Mayor of Probolinggo Rukmini greatly appreciated the special appearance of this ethnic group. “Thank you to the people of Probolinggo City, especially to the Chinese ethnic who always participate to enliven Semipro every year, even to this 10th Semipro,” she said. The Mayor also hoped that the entire community of Probolinggo City will continue to love their indigenous cultural arts. (unofficial translation/hariyanti)

 

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