Adaptation of Sukuh Temple Reliefs in the Garudeya Wayang Performance

Sunardi ., Sarwanto ., I Nyoman Murtana, Esha Karwinarno


This paper describes the adaptation of the reliefs of Sukuh Temple in the Garudeya wayang performance. At Sukuh Temple, relief visualizing the character of Garudeya in the form of a half-human eagle was found. Garudeya figure has the urgency of teaching national values to the people of Indonesia. This character  represents the spirit of the struggle to be free from slavery.The problems studied are: (1) how is the depiction of the Garudeya relief on Sukuh Temple; (2) how is the process of verbal adaptation and visual adaptation of the relief of Sukuh Temple in the form of the Garudeya wayang performance; and (3) how is the form of the Garudeya wayang performance as an amplifier of temple tourism objects and teaching of national values. This problem will be studied with the adaptation theory of Linda Hutcheon. The method used was literature study, interview and observation. In addition, applying the method of artistic creation with exploration, creation, and presentation.The results showed that first, the Garudeya relief at Sukuh Temple depicts a Garuda with open wings gripping two snakes and a Garuda in a flying position, the left foot gripping the tortoise while the right leg was gripping the Elephant. The relief of Garudeya has the meaning to release, namely the liberation of Dewi Winata from the slavery of Dewi Kadru. Second, the process of adapting the Garudeya relief into a Garudeya wayang performance was through two aspects, namely the verbal and visual aspects. Verbal adaptation was indicated from the process of preparing the wayang play script. The visual adaptation was known for the process of making wayang puppets and the presentation of the Garudeya wayang performance. Third, the form of the Garudeya wayang performance was a solid parade that is performed around the Sukuh Temple to attract tourists. The content of the philosophical values of the Garudeya story provides the teaching of national values and character for the community.

Keywords: relief; Sukuh Temple; Garudeya; wayang performance; tourism; national value

DOI: 10.7176/ADS/102-02

Publication date:October 31st 2022

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