Tibet Week, A discussion with Tashi Dhondup, artistic director of Chaksam-pa Tibetan Dance and Opera Company

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Tibet Week, A discussion with Tashi Dhondup, artistic director of Chaksam-pa Tibetan Dance and Opera Company
Names
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Kealiinohomoku, Joann W. (Moderator)
Boothe, Paul (Director)
Chaksam-Pa Tibetan Dance and Opera Company (Associated name)
Cross-Cultural Dance Resources (Associated name)
Bold Eagle, inc (Videographer)
New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)
Tibet Week in Flagstaff (1995 :Flagstaff, Ariz.) (Associated name)
Bkra-śis-don-grub (Interviewee)
Collection

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1995-07-31
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2362
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5043 (former)
Topics
Sukyi Nima (Opera)
Opera -- China -- Tibet
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Content: Recording made possible by the cooperation of the participants in Tibet Week in Flagstaff, Arizona, Cross-Cultural Dance Resources, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.
Content: For programs and printed materials, see *MGS (Tibetan) 96-11997 Tibet Week in Flagstaff.
Performers: Moderator: Joann Kealiinohomoku.
Performers: Respondent: Tashi Dhondup.
Venue: Videotaped at the Cross-Cultural Dance Resources facilities in Flagstaff, Arizona, on July 31, 1995, in connection with Tibet Week in Flagstaff (held June 18-25, 1995), by Bold Eagle, Inc.; director, Paul Boothe.
Funding: Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (56 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Description
Speaking from the perspective of a month, Tashi Dhondup, artistic director of Chaksam-pa, the Tibetan Dance and Opera Company, looks back upon his company's full-length performance of the Tibetan folk opera Sukyi Nima during Tibet Week in Flagstaff. He notes its importance as a means of keeping Tibetan culture alive for exiled Tibetans, and establishing cultural connections with non-Tibetans. He points out some improvements that could have been made in the production (e.g., a larger cast, with more women), and discusses how roles are generally assigned in Tibetan opera, where competition and the star system are rare. Other topics include the sense of the sacred in Tibetan performances, evinced by the respectful treatment of masks, and the flexibility and improvisation allowed by the opera's script.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY96-F388
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12558728
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 620c4b90-90c5-0135-b093-2f57b4908c5a
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Tibet Week" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1995. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bfbbb927-3b61-456a-8704-f12c1606cfd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Tibet Week" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bfbbb927-3b61-456a-8704-f12c1606cfd0

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1995). Tibet Week Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bfbbb927-3b61-456a-8704-f12c1606cfd0

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Tibet Week