Harsanari

Topeng Pamindo

PamindoPamindo comes from the root word pindo which means second. Thus, mindo means the second act. While Panji is analogized to the innocence and simplicity of a newborn baby, Pamindo represents childhood. The difference between Panji and Pamindo is very big, because Pamindo is not considered refined but strong and more masculine. Pamindo is also referred to as Samba (Kresna’s son in Wayang Purwa or the Mahabharata), because Samba has a similar character. However, the dance itself does not refer to any story; instead, it refers to the sequence of the performance. Therefore, in this case, the sequence is more important than the story it represents.