Atsara Cham, Nabji Drup: First EveningAdditional title: Dance of the Atsaras
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 742
TopicsDance -- BhutanFolk dancing -- BhutanDance -- Religious aspects -- BuddhismRites & ceremonies -- BhutanFestivals -- BhutanDzongs -- Bhutan -- TrongsaTrongsa (Bhutan : District)Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- Bhutan
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesSource characteristics: Poor visual quality; very dark.Content: Nabji Drup, First Day (evening of Dec. 24, 2005): There was a procession of relics during the afternoon which was attended by a few dances, the Beh and the Gomo Zhi. The Drup only started after dark - leading up to the Mewang Fire Ritual. Entry Procession of relics to Nabji Lhakhang: Beh - Martial Dance ; Gomo Zhi - Dance of the Four Kings Atsara Cham - Dance of the Atsaras ; Zhanag Ging Cham (Mewang) - Black Hat [dance] and Ging Dance followed by Fire Ritual.Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Nabji Lhakang (on raised wall looking at the Lhakang along the right diagonal), in Trongsa, on Dec. 24, 2005.Acquisition: Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PDBiographical/historical: 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.
Physical DescriptionBorn digitalExtent: 1 video file (2 min.) : sound, color
DescriptionThe 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.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19806678Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): af1ddec0-e376-0130-6cf4-3c075448cc4b
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