Yeti Cham, Korphu Drup: Fourth Day [Close shot]Additional title: Dance of the Yeti
NamesCore of Culture (Organization) (Producer)Core of Culture (Organization) (Donor)
Bhutan Dance Project, Core of Culture
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2007
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1001B
TopicsDance -- BhutanFolk dancing -- BhutanDance -- Religious aspects -- BuddhismRites & ceremonies -- BhutanMasks -- BhutanDzongs -- Bhutan -- Trongsa (District)Trongsa (Bhutan : District)Festivals -- BhutanRitual and ceremonial dancing -- BhutanMask dances -- BhutanAnimal dances -- Bhutan
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesAdditional physical form: For wide shot version, see: *MGZIDF 1001A.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 (overlooking the courtyard from the top right of the Lakhang), on Jan. 6, 2007.Acquisition: Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PD
Physical DescriptionBorn digitalExtent: 1 video file (ca. 21` min.) : sound, color
DescriptionWe have only seen this dance in Korphu - so it may be particularly only to this place. Possibly a variation on the Nyulema (evil) dance. Certainly many of the lead dancer's activities parallel those of the Nyulema - evil spirit. After doing his various chores he ends up asleep - and when the Ju Ging enter - he flees.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): b19944961Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): af213930-0821-0131-5a39-3c075448cc4b
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