Durthro Dagmo Chezhi, Nyimalung Trenda: 2nd Day of Festival [Wide shot]Additional title: Dance of the Four Lords of the Charnel GroundsAdditional title: Durdag
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 687A
TopicsDance -- BhutanFolk dancing -- BhutanDance -- Religious aspects -- BuddhismRites & ceremonies -- BhutanMasks -- BhutanFestivals -- BhutanDzongs -- Bhutan -- Bumthang (District)Bumthang (Bhutan : District)
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesContent: Nyimalung Trenda: Day Two: 16th/6/2005 (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 in rehearsal at the Nyimalung Dratsang (upper balcony looking along right diagonal of arena), in Bumthang, on June 16, 2005.Acquisition: Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PD
Physical DescriptionBorn digitalExtent: 1 video file (ca. 13 min.) : sound, color
DescriptionThe title Durthro Dagmo (Charnel Ground) Che (Lord) Zhi (Four) is generally shortened to Durdag when referring to this skeleton dance. These four Lords are protectors of the religion who inhabit the eight large cremation grounds situated on the external edges of Mount Sumeru.This Durdag takes place within the context of the longer Zhanag (Dance of the Black Hats) shown in the previous record. The Four Lords of the Charnel Ground are instrumental in carrying out the linga to the centre of the arena - which the Black Hat dancers need to perform the subjugation ritual that their dance re-enacts.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.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19775677Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5bf52a10-8292-0130-14f8-3c075448cc4b
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