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Tibet Week, The heroine and the goddess
Additional title: Sukyi Nima (Opera)
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Craig, Suzan M. W (Commentator)
Kealiinohomoku, Joann W (Commentator)
Dasara, Prema (Speaker)
Boothe, Paul (Director)
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 / Origin
Date Created: 1995-06-22
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2357
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5038 (former)
Mythology, Tibetan
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: 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.
Content: For programs and printed materials, see *MGS (Tibetan) 96-11997 Tibet Week in Flagstaff.
Venue: Videotaped at the Flagstaff City Council Chambers, Flagstaff, Arizona, on June 22, 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.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (55 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Lecture on the origins and symbolism of the goddess known as Tara to the Tibetans, focusing on her role as an archetype of feminine wisdom and compassion. Prema Dasara outlines the mind-training practices associated with her, which she taught in Tibet Week workshops culminating in the performance called The 21 praises of Tara (see *MGZIC 9-5040 Tibet Week. The 21 praises of Tara). She also discusses the allegorical meaning of the eponymous heroine of Sukyi Nima, the full-length Tibetan folk opera presented during Tibet Week (see *MGZIC 9-5041 Tibet Week. Sukyi Nima).
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12558726
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1969e040-7b89-0135-c77a-651213a63a17
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1995: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Tibet Week" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1995. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/45117bd8-7993-40da-95f1-8e74ac9bbbb8

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Tibet Week" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 6, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/45117bd8-7993-40da-95f1-8e74ac9bbbb8

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1995). Tibet Week Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/45117bd8-7993-40da-95f1-8e74ac9bbbb8

Wikipedia Citation

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Tibet Week