Dorling Pacham, Nabji Drup: Fourth Day [Close shot]Additional title: Dance of the Heroes (Dorje Lingpa Tradition)
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 760B
TopicsDance -- BhutanFolk dancing -- BhutanDance -- Religious aspects -- BuddhismRites & ceremonies -- BhutanFestivals -- BhutanCymbals -- BhutanDzongs -- Bhutan -- TrongsaTrongsa (Bhutan : District)Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- BhutanDrum dances -- Bhutan
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesAdditional physical form: For wide shot version, see: *MGZIDF 760A.Content: The Nabji Drup begins after dark with the entrance of the GAPO-LA - the oldest man - who carries a phallus and engages in lewd banter with the audience.Content: Nabji Drup, Fourth Day (Dec. 27, 2005): Chung Zam - Dance of the Garudas Dorling Gicham (tercham): Sword Dance (Dorje Lingpa Tradition) ; Dorling Pacham - Dance of the Heroes (Dorje Lingpa Tradition).Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Nabji Lhakang (courtyard looking along left diagonal towards the Lhakhang), in Trongsa, on Dec. 27, 2005.Acquisition: Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PDBiographical/historical: The festival is held in honor of Guru Rinpoche, the saint who introduced Buddhism in the 8th century and to commemorate the establishment of the Nabji temple. -- Bhutan Travel Club website.
Physical DescriptionBorn digitalExtent: 1 video file (ca. 39 min.) : sound, color
DescriptionChakar Lam Senior took over the Cymbals towards the end of this Dance - improving the overall tone and pace significantly. Pacham is one of the seven distinct dances belonging to the Dorling lineage. Chakar Lam says that in fact it should be dance of the heroines - as the head-dress distinguishes them as female - not male.The Nabji Drup begins after dark with the entrance of the GAPO-LA - the oldest man - who carries a phallus and engages in lewd banter with the audience.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19808616Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9be5b330-e377-0130-22f0-3c075448cc4b
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