of PUTU WIJAYA’S PICTOGRAPHIC THEATRE (Abstract)
by : Benny Yohanes
KEY WORDS : TRANSFORMATIVE RELIGION This Article, representing analytic study to drama masterpiece from one of the notable Indonesia dramatist figure, Putu Wijaya. Putu Wijaya, born year 1944, from family of Hindu-Bali. Putu, live in Bali till finish his middle education . Afterwards he continue school in Yogyakarta, and since year 1974, he remain to Jakarta.
This article, will try to explain a process of theatre creativity , pushed by spirit for the transform of religion, becoming a form of pictorial theatre, with theme and tidiness of contemporary. Taken as analysis base, is to serial show of Putu Wijaya’s masterpiece, entitling ' ZOOM', what show at the year 2004. First version of this show, show at the year 2002, with title ' WAR'. Last, its current version show at the year 2005, with title ' DON'T WEEP INDONESIA.'
Putu Wijaya, owning of spiritual strong tying with Bali local tradition. Though, most process of his drama creativity is yielded in Jakarta-a secular landscape, where religious values become formally, at the same time marginal-but, traditional wisdom of Hindu-Bali, remain to colour Putu’s artistic contemplation.
By sociopolitical,Bali-Hinduism tradition in Indonesia, was non dominant tradition, in comparison with Islam tradition. Even though, by historical,Bali-Hinduism tradition older than Islam tradition, but that tradition do not play role of majority. But, minority position of Bali-Hinduism tradition, have assisted Putu to conduct more private reinterpretation, without having to face political judgement, from its formal center. Private reinterpretation will be more politically risk if dealing with tradition of religion, what by sociopolitical play role of majority.
Putu’s theatre is not exhibition of images of stereotype religion, but represent recalling for the shamanistic space of Bali-Hinduism.Process that recalling it