Durthro Dagmo Chezhi, Korphu Drup: Fourth Day [Close shot]Additional title: Dance of the Four Lords of the Charnel GroundsAdditional title: Durdag
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Bhutan Dance Project, Core of Culture
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2007
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1004B
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 1004A.Content: Program of the Korphu Drup: Day Four (Jan. 6, 2007): Yeti Cham - Dance of the Yeti ; (Peling) Jug Ging - Dance of the Ging with Batons ; Zhanag Nga Cham - Dance of the Black Hats with Drums ; Durthro Dagmo Chezhi (Durdag) - Dance of the Four Lords of the Charnel Grounds ; (Peling) Dri Ging - Dance of the Ging with Swords ; (Peling) Nga Ging - Dance of the Ging with Drums.Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Korphu Lakhang, in Trongsa, Bhutan (upper balcony looking along the diagonal sinister), on Jan. 6, 2007.Acquisition: Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PD
Physical DescriptionBorn digitalExtent: 1 video file (11 min.) : sound, color
DescriptionThe title Durthro Dagmo (Charnel Ground) Che (Lord) Zhi (Four) is generally shortened to Durdag when referring to this skeleton dance . These four Lords are protectors of the religion who inhabit the eight large cremation grounds situated on the external edges of Mount Sumeru.
Korphu Drup begins the evening of Jan. 3, 2007 with a religious ceremony held in front of the Lhakhang followed by a Mewang, the burning of a large gate that everyone is invited to pass beneath whilst it's still burning. Various ging dances are also performed during the mewang.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19944988Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): acea7220-0821-0131-f376-3c075448cc4b
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