Bep Cha Drug, Yungdrung Choeling Drup: Third Day [Close shot]Additional title: Dance of Six Pairs
NamesCore of Culture (Organization) (Producer)Core of Culture (Organization) (Donor)
Bhutan Dance Project, Core of Culture
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2006
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 887B
TopicsDance -- BhutanFolk dancing -- BhutanDance -- Religious aspects -- BuddhismRites & ceremonies -- BhutanMasks -- BhutanDzongs -- Bhutan -- Trongsa (District)Trongsa (Bhutan : District)Festivals -- BhutanRitual and ceremonial dancing -- BhutanMask dances -- Bhutan
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesAdditional physical form: For wide shot version, see: *MGZIDF 887A.Content: Yungdrung Choeling Drup: Third Day, Jan. 13, 2006: Atsara Cham (Marchang) - Dance of the Atsaras and Libation ; Lhalungpai Shinjey Phomo - Dance of the Lord of Death and his Consort (Lhalung Tradition) ; Chung Zam - Dance of the Four Garudas ; Sangay Lingpai Nga Cham - The Drum Dance of Sangay Lingpa ; Bep Cha Drug - Dance of Six Pairs ; Dramitse Nga Cham - The Drum Dance of Dramitse ; Zhanag Phurcham - Dance of the Black Hats with Phurbas ; Durthro Dagmo Chezhi (Durdag) - Dance of the Four Lords of the Charnel Grounds ; Ging Tang Tsholing - Dance of the Ging and Tsholing.Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Yungdrung Choeling Dzong, in Trongsa, Bhutan (ground level: looking along the left diagonal at the Lhakang across the courtyard), on Jan. 13, 2006.Acquisition: Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PD
Physical DescriptionBorn digitalExtent: 1 video file (21 min.) : sound, color
DescriptionThis dance is only performed today in two places, at Yungdrung Choeling Dzong and Beling - just further along the hillside. There are attempts to revive a dance called Bep Cha Drug at Padtselling that have just begun. Core of Culture has worked with and filmed Ap Dorji - an 85 year-old man who danced Bep Cha Drug over forty years ago at the last performed Padtselling Drubchen. According to Ap Dorji, this is a celebration dance (it follows a subjugation dance at Padtshelling) - where he remembers the following Eight sections: 1. Lamdoe 2. Ngar-dung 3. Bep Cha-drug 4. Chi-len 5. Nang-len 6. Sho-druk 7. Zhey-tab 8. Zuel-cham These show some similarities to the sections mentioned here - but more research needs to be done on names and steps performed.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19895931xUniversal Unique Identifier (UUID): a023da40-e50b-0130-0f17-3c075448cc4b
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