Migkha: Preparation of the altar and of Pawo Dorji, Nyimalung Trenda: 2nd Day of FestivalAdditional title: Pawo Ritual to ward off Obstacles: Preparation of the altar and of Pawo Dorji
NamesCore of Culture (Organization) (Producer)Core of Culture (Organization) (Donor)
Bhutan Dance Project, Core of Culture
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2005
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 849
TopicsDance -- BhutanFolk dancing -- BhutanDance -- Religious aspects -- BuddhismRites & ceremonies -- BhutanDzongs -- Bhutan -- Bumthang (District)Festivals -- Bhutan
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesContent: Nyimalung Trenda: Day Two: June 16, 2005 (Chamjug Rehearsal Day). Shinjey Phomo (9:30 am) -- Shazam Offering Dance (10:00 am) -- Zhanag Durdag (10:50 am) -- LUNCH BREAK (12 pm) -- Jug Ging (1:00 pm) -- Dri Ging (2:00 pm)-- Nga Ging (2:40 pm) -- Cham Chen (3:00 pm) (Langdarma subjugation dance, when Lhalung Pel-ki Dorji subdued Langdarma).Venue: Videotaped at the Chumey Dechen Guest House, Chumey, Bumthang, Bhutan, on June 16, 2005.Acquisition: Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PDBiographical/historical: Nyimalung Trenda is held for three days on the 8th to the 10th day of the 5th Bhutanese month. The final blessing day coincides with the anniversary of the Birth of Guru Rinpoche. A Chamjug or rehearsal day is held on the 7th day of the Lunar month.Content: You may experience playback issues with this item. Trying an alternate quality version (e.g., high, low) may resolve viewing issues.
Physical DescriptionBorn digitalExtent: 1 video file (ca. 121 min.) : sound, color
DescriptionThe Pawo - or village oracle is an important part of the Bhutanese ritual environment. He performs rituals for a variety of purposes: divination, removal of obstacles etc. Accompanying himself on the pellet drum the pawo sings and dances until he falls into a state of trance - understood to be the time when he is possessed by his familiar spirit. It is quite rare to be allowed to film such rituals. This was the second time that we had invited Pawo Dorji to perform a ritual - the first one was a Divination ritual for Mike - this one to remove any obstacles surrounding the HAA Project.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 854371157NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19893898Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c69cbef0-cc19-0136-d933-077db19db698
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