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The Angkus Prana Procession @ Museum Rudana

In its artistic form, the procession consists of compositions of reflective and meditative motions, of which each of it is a part of intergrated movements that symbolize and reflect the core phylosophical value of Angkus Prana.
A group of nine members of the procession perform a range of movements symbolizing the presence of Dewata Nawa Sanga (the Keeper of the Nine Direction) that, in the East, takes form as Wisnu (North), Sambhu (North East), Iswara (East), Maheswara (South East), Brahma (South), Rudra (South West), Mahadewa (West), Sangkara (North West). All of these eight directions create a harmony with Siwa as the center.
The union of the eight directions that create a harmony also signifies the union of all pranas or life harmonious energy. Through the sincere devotion, performed as grace, prayers and devotion, the noble energy of the cosmic can resonate peace to sustain life.
The Angkus Prana Procession is an insparable part of the previous big event, consisting the Anugerah (the Award presentation) and Prasasti Angkus Prana (the Inscription of Angkus Prana). The event was held through a yoga session and collective prayers with the Rsi (Hindu head priests) as well as important spiritual figures. The aim of the event was to re-affirm and create harmony among man, environtment and God.
The Angkus Prana Procession was later on perfected to become a imaginative and reflective spiritual dance, and not merely as a form of entertaining dance performance. The movements and the accompaniment music were created through a process of careful planning taking into account the sekala (tangible) and the niskala (intangible) forces. Contained in this procession is the phylosophy of essential elements (Panca Tan Matra1) that is an inseparable part of the Srti or the process of creation.
To interpret the values contained in the Angkus Prana Procession, as well as the previous art performances, not only do the dancers have to explore the movement of their own body as a means of artistic expression, but they also have to manage their spiritual potensial in the stages of the procession during the practice. In creating and doing the original composition of the movements, everyone involved is encouraged to find his/her own ‘purity’ of self, free from memorized movements of other dances they would normally perform which, willing or not, would limit their sense of pure freedom of creativity.
Upon the achievement of the ideal, when the technical and artistic aspects have come together naturally within the dancers, then the Angkus Prana Procession will receive its magical power just like other spiritual devotions. This procession reflects the spirit of the Rudana in their efforts to sincerely devote to the ideal of the art and humanity reflected through their commitment to collect and preserve the art works of maestros from Bali, Indonesia and the world.
As a means of sincere devotion, the Angkus Prana Procession has been materialized through the most dedicated cooperation of individuals in the Rudana team. Thank you to everyone involved in this creative endeavour who tirelessly tried their best to interpret every idea of the procession. Thank you also to Mr. Joop Ave who has given his guidance during the preparation of the procession and to all artists who have put their inspirations into a meaningful composition of the procession.

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