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(Peling) Dri Ging, Paro Tsechu, Day Two

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Title
(Peling) Dri Ging, Paro Tsechu, Day Two
Additional title: Dance of the Ging with Swords (Peling Tradition)
Names
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Collection

Bhutan Dance Project, Core of Culture

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 2005
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 814
Topics
Bhutan
Buddhist demonology -- Bhutan
Masks -- Bhutan
Dance -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism
Dance -- Bhutan
Dzongs -- Bhutan -- Paro (District)
Paro (Bhutan : District)
Festivals -- Bhutan
Folk dancing -- Bhutan
Rites and ceremonies -- Bhutan
Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- Bhutan
Mask dances -- Bhutan
Spirit dances -- Bhutan
Genres
Dance.
Filmed dance.
Filmed performances.
Video.
Notes
Paro Tshechu is held from the 11th to 15th day of the 2nd month of the Bhutanese calendar every year. Actually, the Tshechu begins with a chamjug or rehearsal day on the 10th day of the 2nd month, and ends on the 16th day of the 2nd month with a day s dances at Dzongdrakha monastery above Bondey.
Paro Tsechu Programme Day Two: (Outside the Dzong): Shinjey Yab Yum - Dance of the Lord of Death and his Consort ; Zhanag Nga Cham - Dance of the Black Hats with Drums ; Jug Ging - Dance of the Ging with Batons ; Durdag - Lords of the Charnel Grounds ; Dri Ging - Dance of the Ging with Swords ; Nga Ging - Dance of the Ging with Drums ; Shawa Shachi - Dance of the Stag and the Hounds (NB: not all the dances were filmed on this day).
Venue: Videotaped in performance at the outer courtyard, Paro Dzong, in Paro Dzong (outer courtyard, looking along the diagonal from upper level), on Mar. 22, 2005.
Acquisition: Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PD
Biographical/historical: The annual Paro Tshechu is held from the 9th till the 15th of the 2nd month every year. It was first introduced by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye in 1687, while the tshechu was initially held in the dzong, after the reconstruction in 1906 it was held outside. The highlight of the tshechu is the Thongdol which is believed to deliver from all sins. The Thongdol that was saved from the fire of 1906 was built by Lama Nawang Rabgay and is considered one of the oldest in Bhutan. It was slightly renovated by the government about twenty years ago. The material for the Thongdol was brought from Lhasa in Tibet.
Biographical/historical: The history of Ringpung Dzong (Palace of the heap of jewels) or Paro Dzong: The construction of the Paro Dzong began in 1644 on the order of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of modern day Bhutan. Unlike most of the other dzongs in Bhutan, it survived the massive 1897 earthquake although it was damaged by fire in 1906.
Physical Description
Electronic resource
1 digital video file (27 min.)
Digital, stereo., H.264 file.
Description
The Peling Ging-Sum (the three dances of the Ging in the Pema Lingpa tradition) are three dances that are performed around the country in a particular sequence. The Ging-Sum comprises three dances: Jug Ging, Dri Ging and Nga Ging which show the forces of good in direct combat with evil spirits who plague living beings with their constant suasions to commit wrong. Jug means baton or wand and the Jug Ging are spirits tasked to search out the prtesence of evil (using their wands as sensitive instruments to find out the direction in which evil lies). The Dri Ging - who carry swords - subjugate evil with their weapons before punishing and slaying (with compassion) any such evil spirits found. The Nga-ging - who each carry a drum - perform a victory dance at having overcome the evil spirits, and also ensure that even those conquered evil spirits are still prayed for and ultimately liberated from their evil ways. These three dances are considered to have been reveled by Terton Pema Lingpa in the 16th Century - and they are thus known as ter-cham or (revealed) treasure dances. They express a coherent choreographic and dramatic intention on the great Saint s part. They are most often performed together with nyulemai cham (Dance of the Evil Spirit) which serves as an active and visible reference to the existence of evil in the world - and the nyulema is often captured and dispatched by the Jug bearing Ging of the first of these dances.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19887283~S1
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0c255b90-e7f0-0130-769e-3c075448cc4b
Copyright Notice
Open.Core of Culture
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Item timeline of events

  • 2005: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "(Peling) Dri Ging" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2005. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0c6c9240-e7f0-0130-b7cd-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "(Peling) Dri Ging" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 24, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0c6c9240-e7f0-0130-b7cd-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2005). (Peling) Dri Ging Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0c6c9240-e7f0-0130-b7cd-3c075448cc4b

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(Peling) Dri Ging