Kethoprak Arts Icon of Jogjakarta
In the preservation of this art is now kethoprak involving many officials, the government until Village chief, each participating gathered or a unified "Ngombyongi" and intention to get closer to the leader of the people. So Kethoprak Art becomes an art of life for this art lover, also became a new art world for those who are learning about this artistry.
Kethoprak drama certainly there is always a story that makes the conflict, and always accompanied by a war story or Bandhayudha segment. This kethoprak usually tells about the epic kingdom in Java or epic stories based on the Javanese kingdoms, such as: Kingdom of Mataram, Kingdom of Singosari, Kingdom of Majapahit, Kingdom of Blambangan, Kingdom of Kediri, Kingdom of Padjadjaran and so on. As well as the epic story developing in royal period, such as: Luthung Kesarung, Wali Songo, Panji and so on.
As the change and development of the era; kethoprak also using Indonesian language, but it was only for show or stage a National scale. Kethoprak with the intent or purpose that can be enjoyed by all Indonesian people. And the reality of education, moral message, preaching or proselytizing, public criticism is much more easily absorbed through the show or be included in the traditional arts and culture.
Kethoprak art is one of the longest drama arts in local entertainment. The duration of Kethoprak Arts is very long between 7 to 8 hours. Theater of long duration is typically only used in folk performances or villages.