Tibet Week, Sukyi NimaAdditional title: Sukyi Nima (Opera)
NamesNew York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)Yangzom, Tashi (Performer)Calkowski, Marcia, 1949- (Narrator)Boothe, Paul (Director)Chaksam-Pa Tibetan Dance and Opera Company (Presenter)Cross-Cultural Dance Resources (Associated name)Bold Eagle, inc (Videographer)New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)Tibet Week in Flagstaff (1995 : Flagstaff, Ariz.) (Event place)
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1995-06-25
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2360
TopicsOpera -- China -- TibetDance -- China -- TibetMusic -- China -- TibetMythology, TibetanSongs, Tibetan
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesMusic
NotesStatement of responsibility: [presented by] Chaksam-pa, the Tibetan Dance and Opera Company ; artistic direction, Tashi Dhondup.Creation/production credits: Recording made possible by the cooperation of the participants in Tibet Week in Flagstaff, Arizona, Cross-Cultural Dance Resources, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.Additional physical form: For programs and printed materials, including a plot synopsis and discussion of this opera, see *MGS (Tibetan) 96-11997 Tibet Week in Flagstaff.Performers: Tashi Dhondup (elder, hunter, boatman, narrator, minister, oracle, monk), Sonam Tashi (elder, clown, executioner, minister, monk), Sonam Tsering (drummer, secretary), Sonam Pelmo (Sukyi Nima, goddess), Tsering Topgyal (hunter-dancer, Yama, minister, Tibetan Muslim), Tashi Yangzom (goddess, mother deer), Tenzin Gonpo (hunter-dancer, king, boatman, monk, executioner, minister, drummer), Nyima Gyalpo (hunter-dancer, old man, prince, monk), Tsering Dolma (goddess, old woman), Karma Gyaltsen (hunter-dancer, hermit, narrator, Tibetan Muslim, monk, Lama Mani), and Pema Dolma (goddess, queen, wife of hunter).Performers: English-language narrator: Marcia Calkowski.Venue: Videotaped at Coconino County Fairgrounds, Flagstaff, Arizona, on June 25, 1995, during Tibet Week, by Bold Eagle, Inc.; director, Paul Boothe.Funding: Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.Language: Titles and narration in English ; opera lyrics and dialogue in Tibetan.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 7 videocassettes (Betacam SP) (382 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionFirst full-length performance of a Tibetan folk opera, or lha-mo, in the U.S. The opera, which combines instrumental and vocal music, dance, dialogue, and improvisational comedy, tells the story of the changing fortunes of the beautiful Sukyi Nima. The opera's duration is ca. 317 min. (cassettes 1 through 6). Cassette 7 (ca. 52 min.) contains acknowledgment speeches, a closing ceremony, and a circle dance with audience participation.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY96-F383NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12558724Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b938b0b0-8960-0138-900d-0071ae83e0a9
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