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Phag Cham, Korphu Drup: Third Day [Close shot]

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Additional title: Dance of the Boar
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Bhutan Dance Project, Core of Culture

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2007
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 998B
Dance -- Bhutan
Folk dancing -- Bhutan
Dance -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism
Rites & ceremonies -- Bhutan
Masks -- Bhutan
Dzongs -- Bhutan -- Trongsa (District)
Trongsa (Bhutan : District)
Festivals -- Bhutan
Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- Bhutan
Mask dances -- Bhutan
Animal dances -- Bhutan
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Additional 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
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Born digital
Extent: 1 video file (ca. 31 min.) : sound, color
This 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 Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19944945
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b089c5a0-0821-0131-4fa0-3c075448cc4b
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Item timeline of events

  • 2007: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Phag Cham" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2007.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Phag Cham" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 30, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2007). Phag Cham Retrieved from

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Phag Cham