Barongsai Cap Go Meh di Makassar sebuah Pemikiran Tentang Tari, Ritual, dan Identitas

Batari Oja Andini(1*)

(1) Universitas Gadjah Mada
(*) Corresponding Author


This article is a discussion of identity through performance. This research focuses on
Barongsai (Lion Dance) performance on the Cap go Meh (Chinese New Year) ritual parade.
The chosen research location is Makassar City, South Sulawesi. This research focuses on
Barongsai in ritual context, as a compulsory attribute in the Cap go Meh Ritual Parade. In
further explanation, this article also discuss about identity that constructed by Barongsai
groups. In order to earn an understanding of those issues, I use anthropological approach
with the participant observation and interview method. This research is a new line of the
macro picture of the Tionghoa phenomenon in Indonesia


Barongsai; lion dance; performance; ritual; identity


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