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Title
Zhabdrung Zednam, Punakha Tsechu: Day Two [Close shot]
Additional title: Coming of the Zhabdrung: Scene 11 - Battle of Bhutanese vs. Tibetans
Names
Core of Culture (Organization) (Producer)
Core of Culture (Organization) (Donor)
Collection

Bhutan Dance Project, Core of Culture

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2005
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 793B
Topics
Dance -- Bhutan
Folk dancing -- Bhutan
Dance -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism
Rites & ceremonies -- Bhutan
Sword-dance -- Bhutan
Dzongs -- Bhutan -- Punakha (District)
Punakha (Bhutan : District)
Festivals -- Bhutan
Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- Bhutan
Combat dances -- Bhutan
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Notes
Additional physical form: For wide shot version, see: *MGZIDF 793A.
Biographical/historical: The Punakha Tsechu (as opposed to the Punakha Drubchen) is of recent origin, having been first performed in 2005. Dasho Thinley Gyamtsho, the Principal of RAPA, was asked to create a new dance spectacle to help inaugurate the Tsechu, and he devised a new piece, taking three days to perform, The Coming of the Zhabdrung which recounts the history of Zhabdrung, Nagawang Namgyal particularly as it relates to his arrival in Punakha and the building of the Punakha Dzong, Pungthang Dechen Phodrang.
Content: Programme for the Punakha Tsechu: Day Two: Feb. 19, 2005: Durdag - Dance of the Four Lords of the Charnel Grounds ; Tum Ngam - Dance of the Terrifying Deities ; Zhabdrung Zednam - The Coming of the Zhabdrung (Dance Drama) ; Dramitse Ngacham: The Drum Dance of Dramitse.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at the main courtyard, Punakha Dzong, in Punakha, Bhutan (camera level with dancers), on Feb. 19, 2005.
Acquisition: Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PD
Biographical/historical: Pungthang Dechen Phodrang Dzong (The Palace of Great Bliss) in Punakha was constructed by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1637-38 and is of great historical significance. Located on a stretch of land where two rivers, the Phochu and Mochu, coverage, the Dzong appears as great anchored ship. It was here that the Zhabdrung died in 1651. Again, it was here that the first hereditary Monarch of Bhutan, King Ugyen Wangchuck, was enthroned just over one hundred years ago, on 17th December 1907. Punakha served as the winter capital of the Kingdom until 1955, (after which the capital moved to Thimphu) and Punakha Dzong continues to be the winter residence of the Central Monastic Authority (CMA) the main monk body of the Drukpa Kagyu School.
Physical Description
Born digital
Extent: 1 video file (8 min.) : sound, color
Description
First performance of the new Coming of the Zhabdrung dance/drama choreographed by Ramjam Thinley Gyamtso, Principal of RAPA, to commemorate the inauguration of the first Punakha Tsechu in 2005. The choreography includes highlights from specific regional folk-dances, such as the Goen Zhey (from Gasa) which was said to be a dance with which the Zhabdrung was first welcomed to Bhutan, after first crossing over from Tibet.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19884588
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4ae61540-e50f-0130-3f6a-3c075448cc4b
Copyright Notice
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  • 2005: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Zhabdrung Zednam" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2005. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4d8fd610-e50f-0130-1c3b-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Zhabdrung Zednam" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 24, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4d8fd610-e50f-0130-1c3b-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2005). Zhabdrung Zednam Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4d8fd610-e50f-0130-1c3b-3c075448cc4b

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