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Thongdrol Jyekha, Nyimalung Trenda: Final Day of Festival [Close shot]

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Title
Thongdrol Jyekha, Nyimalung Trenda: Final Day of Festival [Close shot]
Additional title: Viewing of the Thoengdrel at Nyimalung
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 694B
Topics
Dance -- Bhutan
Folk dancing -- Bhutan
Dance -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism
Rites & ceremonies -- Bhutan
Festivals -- Bhutan
Dzongs -- Bhutan -- Bumthang (District)
Bumthang (Bhutan : District)
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Notes
Biographical/historical: The Thongdrol (a large applique tanghka) was unveiled between 7:00 and 9:00 am. There were dances between the monks, saying prayers, and the Thongdrol, representing Guru Rinpoche, after which the monks retired and the public were allowed to gain blessings from the Thongdrol before it was again rolled up and stored for another year. The word tongdröl means liberation by sight implying that the simple act of viewing the gigantic appliqued tapestry that is the Thongdrol brings about the liberation of the individual spectator from the karmic rounds.
Biographical/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: Nyimalung Trenda, Day Three: June 17, 2005 (Chamjug Rehearsal Day). Thongdrol Jyekha (Guru Rimpoche) (7:00 am) -- Sachak Zhanag Serkemn Cham (9:00 am) -- Geg-Toe Mecham Fire Dance (9:30 am) -- Folk Dance (9:45 am) -- Tsham-Choe Tho-Zam (10:00 am) -- Folk Dance (11:40 am) -- LUNCH BREAK (12 pm) -- Guru Tshengye (with Mi Tshering, the oldest man in the world believed to be 2,533 years old) (1:00 pm) -- Dramitse Nga Cham (3:00 pm).
Venue: Videotaped at the Nyimalung Dratsang (facing the monastery - centre of the arena), on Bumthang, on June 17, 2005.
Acquisition: Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PD
Physical Description
Born digital
Extent: 1 video file (ca. 11 min.) : sound, color
Type of Resource
Moving image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19777532
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 619dcf30-8292-0130-9433-3c075448cc4b
Copyright Notice
Core of Culture
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  • 2005: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Thongdrol Jyekha" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2005. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/61d720e0-8292-0130-fcf2-3c075448cc4b

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Thongdrol Jyekha" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 31, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/61d720e0-8292-0130-fcf2-3c075448cc4b

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2005). Thongdrol Jyekha Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/61d720e0-8292-0130-fcf2-3c075448cc4b

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