Lhalungpai Shinjey Phomo, Yungdrung Choeling Drup: Third Day [Wide shot]Additional title: Dance of the Lord of Death and his Consort (Lhalung Tradition)
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Bhutan Dance Project, Core of Culture
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 2006
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 884A
TopicsMasks -- BhutanSword-dance -- BhutanDance -- Religious aspects -- BuddhismDance -- BhutanDzongs -- Bhutan -- Trongsa (District)Trongsa (Bhutan : District)Festivals -- BhutanFolk dancing -- BhutanRites and ceremonies -- BhutanRitual and ceremonial dancing -- BhutanMask dances -- BhutanAnimal dances -- Bhutan
GenresDance.Filmed dance.Filmed performances.Video.
NotesFor close shot version, see: *MGZIDF 884B.Yungdrung Choeling Drup: Third Day, Jan. 13, 2006: Atsara Cham (Marchang) - Dance of the Atsaras and Libation ; Lhalungpai Shinjey Phomo - Dance of the Lord of Death and his Consort (Lhalung Tradition) ; Chung Zam - Dance of the Four Garudas ; Sangay Lingpai Nga Cham - The Drum Dance of Sangay Lingpa ; Bep Cha Drug - Dance of Six Pairs ; Dramitse Nga Cham - The Drum Dance of Dramitse ; Zhanag Phurcham - Dance of the Black Hats with Phurbas ; Durthro Dagmo Chezhi (Durdag) - Dance of the Four Lords of the Charnel Grounds ; Ging Tang Tsholing - Dance of the Ging and Tsholing.Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Yungdrung Choeling Dzong, in Trongsa, Bhutan (looking along the right diagonal towards the Lhakang across the courtyard arena), on Jan. 13, 2006.Acquisition: Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PD
Physical DescriptionElectronic resource1 digital video file (ca. 7 min.)Digital, stereo., H.264 file.
DescriptionThis is a particular version of Shinjey from Lhalung Monastery in Tibet. Shinjey Yab Yum - Dance of Yamantaka, the Lord of Death, and his Consort, each wearing wrathful Bull masks. This dance, which always occurs at the start of proceedings, sees the terrrifying pair clearing the arena of evil influence and blessing the site prior to the arrival on earth of the Deities that are to follow after them. (Shin means Death: Je means Lord) (Pho means Male: Mo means Female). The Bodhisatva Manjusiri (Jampelyang) represents the body of Wisdom of all the Buddhas. When he takes on the appearance of the terrifying Lord of Death, he is known as Shinjey (Shin is Death and Jey means Lord). As the Lord of Death he is considered to be the ruler of the Three Worlds, which are under his protection. His wrathful Bull or Buffalo face guards the four continents and blesses them before the arrival on Earth of the gods of Wisdom. Sheljor The two consorts shake their heads as they pass each other. This movement is known as sheljor - bussing or face kissing - and it shows how close the two deities are to each other. Lopoen Phuntsho of Tamzhing thinks that this sheljor is only typically found in the Shinjey dance. Tenzing-la of Tamzhing thinks that it has the function of frightening the evil spirits. Lopoen Mindu of CMA says that it represents the wrathful aspect of the two Shinjey figures.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19895695Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 06f72da0-e50c-0130-60b5-3c075448cc4b
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