|Prof. Dr. Edi Sedyawati|
If a form is presented theatrical traditions of cultures outside of their home environment, then the audience will tend to appreciate it as something exotic: not a mediocre. Meanwhile, in his own environment he was accepted as something that is not weird. From here it appears there are two demands the development of theatrical tradition. The fans from outside the neighborhood wanted the maintenance of a distinctive style; are the fans from within their own environment, besides who wants to remain safe in the caresses of the style that has been very intimately known, there is also always wanted a development in terms of changes or additions in accordance with the "development age ".
One element that seems widely regarded as "necessary adjustments with the times" is the way nature and role Bahaa. Acting teateral declamation and Indonesian-style right into a kind of new requirements coming into the theater tradition. Such a case is found for example in samanda performances (theatrical mamanda) of East Kalimantan Festival brought to Jakarta. The language used by pelakonnya was almost completely "cleansed" of the elements of regional dialects and speech styles that should actually coloring the theatrical tradition of the area. Tendency of "adjustment" as it is also seen in Makyong of Riau and West Kalimantan Mendu from. Need to be identified further, if something like that caused by "coaching" by the orientation of the art theater "modern" or by the influence of the film.