Entry Procession, Namkhai Ramnyen: 2nd Day of three-day Festival [Close shot]
NamesCore of Culture (Organization) (Producer)Core of Culture (Organization) (Donor)
Bhutan Dance Project, Core of Culture
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2005
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 739B
TopicsDance -- BhutanFolk dancing -- BhutanDance -- Religious aspects -- BuddhismRites & ceremonies -- BhutanProcessions -- BhutanFestivals -- BhutanDzongs -- Bhutan -- Bumthang (District)Bumthang (Bhutan : District)Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- BhutanProcessional dances -- Bhutan
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesAdditional physical form: For wide shot version, see: *MGZIDF 739A.Source note: We only filmed the middle day of the three-day festival - and the dances were held in the Lhakhang courtyard as per our request. The previous day the dances had been held in a wider field some small distance from the lhakhang.Content: Namkhai Ramnyen - Day Two (Dec. 11, 2005): Entry Procession ; Beh - Martial Dances ; Lhamo and Goen - Dance of Lhamo and Goen ; Yak Cham - Dance of the Yak ; Lhamo and Goen - Dance of Lhamo and Goen ; Yak Cham - Dance of the Yak ; Lhamo and Goen - Dance of Lhamo and Goen ; Yak Cham - Dance of the Yak. The dances were repeated three times during the day, and as far as we could understand this whole program was repeated each day for three days. There were also various Boedra and folk dances set amongst these two main dances.Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Namkha Lhakhang (facing Lhakhang along left diagonal - inside courtyard door), in Bumthang, on Dec. 11, 2005.Acquisition: Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PDBiographical/historical: Namkha Lhakhang in Bumthang Tang (the Tang Valley of Bumthang) is the religious seat of Tshamph Namkha Samdrup, one of the most venerated lamas at that time (16th Century). While building this monastery, a devilish spirit living in the Black Lake of Karbang caused damage and harm to the construction and the workers. With his enormous skill and divine knowledge, the Lama changed himself into a yak and destroyed the Black Lake. As the lake could not remain there, it was believed to have migrated to what is now Khen Buli. Thereafter, as per the instructions of the Lama, the Yak dance is performed every year during the (Memorial Service for the) consecration ceremony of the Namkha Lhakhang on the 15th Day of the 10th Bhutanese lunar month.
Physical DescriptionBorn digitalExtent: 1 video file (ca. 8 min.) : sound, color
DescriptionArrived early at the Lhakhang - watched dances and visited the temple until the second performance of the two dances which are repeated several times per day over each of the three days of the Festival. the opening procession - led by women singers followed by men is followed by a Marchang libation offering before the Lhakhang.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19805787Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e9686740-e377-0130-2c95-3c075448cc4b
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