Tibet Week, Discussions with the Chaksam-pa Dance and Opera Company membersAdditional title: Sukyi Nima (Opera)
NamesNew York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)Kealiinohomoku, Joann W. (Moderator)Yangzom, Tashi (Interviewee)Boothe, Paul (Director)Chaksam-Pa Tibetan Dance and Opera Company (Interviewee)Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (Dharmsāla, India)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)Sonam Tsering (Interviewee)Topgyal, Tsering (Interviewee)Bkra-śis-don-grub (Interviewee)Tenzin Gonpo (Interviewee)Nyima Gyalpo (Interviewee)Tsering Dolma (Interviewee)Karma Gyaltsen (Interviewee)Sonam Tashi (Interviewee)
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1995-06-26
Table of ContentsCassette 1. Interview one: Sonam Tsering and Sonam Pelmo (ca. 13 min.) / topics include the function of drumming in Tibetan opera.Interview two: Tsering Topgyal (ca. 17 min.) / topics include the role of Yama, which he played in Sukyi Nima.Interview three: Tashi Dhondup, artistic director of Chaksam-pa (ca. 23 min.) / topics include the qualities required of a performer in Tibetan opera (e.g., voice, movement, style, physique), and his experiences in theater forms other than Tibetan: Japanese Nō, Indian, Balinese shadow plays.Interview four: Tashi Yangzom (ca. 5 min.).Cassette 2. Interview five: Tenzin Gonpo (ca. 10 min.) / topics include his work as a freelance performer living in France.Interview six: Nyima Gyalpo and Tsering Dolma (ca. 10 min.) / topics include their current life in Bylakuppee, South India, where they teach music and dance at the Tibetan Children's Village School.Interview seven: Karma Gyaltsen (ca. 6 min.) / topics include his work as a freelance performer of Tibetan music and dance.Interview eight: Sonam Tashi, tour manager (ca. 19 min.) / topics include the founding of Chaksam-pa, and the process of mounting the production of Sukyi Nima.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2361Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5042 (former)
TopicsOpera -- China -- TibetTibetan Institute of Performing Arts (Dharmsāla, India)
NotesContent: 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: Respondents: members of Chaksam-pa, the Tibetan Dance and Opera Company (see contents).Venue: Videotaped at the Chaksam-pa host residence in Flagstaff, Arizona, on June 26, 1995, in connection with Tibet Week, 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 DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (86 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionEight interviews with members of Chaksam-pa, a San Francisco-based performing group specializing in Tibetan dance and opera. All the interviewees are queried about their experiences as students and instructors at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) in Dharamsala, India, and their perceptions of their performance of the Tibetan folk opera Sukyi Nima, presented the day before as the climax of Tibet Week in Flagstaff. Additional topics are listed in the contents list.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY96-F387NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12558727Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 53648ee0-90c5-0135-f1f1-2d1e67c42942
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