Throzam, Tamzhing Phala Choethpa: Final Day [Wide shot]Additional title: Wrathful-masked Zam dance
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 716A
TopicsDance -- BhutanFolk dancing -- BhutanDance -- Religious aspects -- BuddhismRites & ceremonies -- BhutanFestivals -- BhutanDzongs -- Bhutan -- Bumthang (District)Masks -- BhutanSword-dance -- BhutanBumthang (Bhutan : District)
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesBiographical/historical: Tamzhing Phala Choethpa means the Tamzhing Festival of the Boar or Pig. Five kms drive from the Jakar town lies the Tamshing Lungrub Chholing which means the Temple of the Good message. In 1501 Pema Lingpa established it and now is the most important Nyingma goemba in the Kingdom. It is believed that Pema Lingpa had built the goemba with the assistance from Khandroma (female celestial deities/angels). Inside there are original images painted by Pema Lingpa. On the east side of the inner court lies a small lhakhang called as Dunkur Lhakhang. The lhakhang has an unusual design with the main chapel in the center of the assemble hall, almost like a separate building. In the front lies three thrones for the three incarnations (body, mind & speech) of Terton Pema Lingpa.Content: Tamzhing Phala Choethpa Festival (Sept. 15, 2005: Day Four): Throzam - Wrathful-masked Zam dance ; Shinjey - Dance of the Lord of Death and his Consort (Laymen) ; Durdag - Dance of the Four Lords of the Charnel Grounds ; Tangrag Serkem Zhanag Cham - Black Hats Thanksgiving Dance ; Sangay Lingpai Nga Cham - The Drum Dance of Sangay Lingpa ; Chendren Ngama - Tseo Marpo - Manifestation of the Local Protector Deity.Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Tamzhing Lhakhang/Monastery (dance apron of main courtyard, first floor balcony looking back across the diagonal towards camera c), in Bumthang, on Sept. 15, 2005.Acquisition: Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PD
Physical DescriptionBorn digitalExtent: 1 video file (11 min.) : sound, color
DescriptionThere are 2 throzams - by Peasants on the programme - they start day 2 and day 3 - but the written order (causing naming confusion) is for Throzam to be second on Day 2. This is a Zam and is the first dance performed this day.Tamzhing Phala Choethpa is held for three days each year from the 10-12th day of 8th Bhutanese month. A Chamjug or rehearsal day is held on the 9th day of the Lunar Month.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19789396Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 72f06480-8292-0130-1936-3c075448cc4b
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