Phag Cham, Korphu Drup: Third Day [Close shot]Additional title: Dance of the Boar
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 998B
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 998A.Content: Program of the Korphu Drup: Day Three (Jan. 5, 2007): Phag Cham - Dance of the Boar ; Raksha Gocham - The dance of the Raksha within the curtain ; Raksha Mangcham - Dance of the Judgement of the Dead.Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Korphu Lakhang, in Trongsa, Bhutan (courtyard level in front of the Lhakang looking along the left diagonal), on Jan. 5, 2007.Acquisition: Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PD
Physical DescriptionBorn digitalExtent: 1 video file (ca. 31 min.) : sound, color
DescriptionThis whole performance was hampered by the incessant interactions of the atsara - one using a green plastic bucket - which we eventually managed to get rid of for the sake of the footage and had replaced with a wooden bucket for the second part of the dance! One atsara raised a laugh by saying that the bucket had been magically transformed thanks to the intercession of Pema Lingpa!!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): b19944945Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b089c5a0-0821-0131-4fa0-3c075448cc4b
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