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Jakchung Berchung, Thangbi Mani: Final Day [Close shot]

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Title
Jakchung Berchung, Thangbi Mani: Final Day [Close shot]
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 734B
Topics
Dance -- Bhutan
Folk dancing -- Bhutan
Dance -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism
Rites & ceremonies -- Bhutan
Masks -- Bhutan
Festivals -- Bhutan
Dzongs -- Bhutan -- Bumthang (District)
Bumthang (Bhutan : District)
Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- Bhutan
Mask dances -- Bhutan
Cymbals -- Bhutan
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Notes
Additional physical form: For wide shot version, see: *MGZIDF 734A.
Performers: There are only eight dancers who perform all the dances during the three days of the entire festival.
Content: Thangbi Mani (Day Three, Final Day, Sept. 19, 2005): Shazam - Dance of the Four Stags ; Dri Cham - Dance of the Ging with Swords ; Khandumai Cham - Dance of the Dakinis ; Jakchung Berchung (Although there were other dances in the afternoon we stopped filming after this dance).
Venue: Videotaped in performance in the front courtyard of the Thangbi Lhakhang/Lhendrup Chhoeling Monastery (camera c - shoots at ground level diagonally across the courtyard), in Bumthang, on Sept. 19, 2005.
Acquisition: Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PD
Biographical/historical: The Thangbi festival held at Thangbi Lhakhang was founded in 1470 by the fourth Zhamarpa of the Karma Kagyu School of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism. Located in the north of Choekkhor valley, it takes about 30 minutes walk from the road through the fields of buckwheat to reach the Temple. A small village festival held annually after the harvest of Potato and buckwheat to be thankful for the good harvest. It is also the time to celebrate and to pray that all sentient beings are blessed by invoking the deities through the ritual dances that are performed.
Biographical/historical: The fourth Zhamar Rinpoche of the Karmapa School came to Bumthang from Tibet in the 15th Century in order to establish a monastery and in 1470 he founded Thangbi Lhakhang, located in the middle of a wide fertile plateau overlooking the river. Following a quarrel with Pema Lingpa, Zhamar Rinpoche had to leave Thangbi. The iron curtain hanging in the entrance is said to have been forged by Pema Lingpa himself, who took over the monastery.
Physical Description
Born digital
Extent: 1 video file (23 min.) : sound, color
Description
Jakchung dances first - then there's an interlude where the five atsaras were clowning around - then Jakchung and Berchung dance together until the latter 'downs' him and retires.Thangbi Mewang is held for four days, from the 13th to the 16th days of the 8th Bhutanese month.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19803404
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 67e24560-e505-0130-799d-3c075448cc4b
Copyright Notice
Core of Culture
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  • 2005: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Jakchung Berchung" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2005. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6a5fbdd0-e505-0130-b4b8-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Jakchung Berchung" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 30, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6a5fbdd0-e505-0130-b4b8-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2005). Jakchung Berchung Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6a5fbdd0-e505-0130-b4b8-3c075448cc4b

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