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Throzam, Tamzhing Phala Choethpa: Final Day [Close shot]

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Title
Throzam, Tamzhing Phala Choethpa: Final Day [Close shot]
Additional title: Wrathful-masked Zam dance
Names
Core of Culture (Organization) (Producer)
Core of Culture (Organization) (Donor)
Collection

Bhutan Dance Project, Core of Culture

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2005
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 716B
Topics
Dance -- Bhutan
Folk dancing -- Bhutan
Dance -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism
Rites & ceremonies -- Bhutan
Masks -- Bhutan
Sword-dance -- Bhutan
Festivals -- Bhutan
Dzongs -- Bhutan -- Bumthang (District)
Bumthang (Bhutan : District)
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Notes
Biographical/historical: Tamzhing Phala Choethpa means the Tamzhing Festival of the Boar or Pig. Five kms drive from the Jakar town lies the Tamshing Lungrub Chholing which means the Temple of the Good message. In 1501 Pema Lingpa established it and now is the most important Nyingma goemba in the Kingdom. It is believed that Pema Lingpa had built the goemba with the assistance from Khandroma (female celestial deities/angels). Inside there are original images painted by Pema Lingpa. On the east side of the inner court lies a small lhakhang called as Dunkur Lhakhang. The lhakhang has an unusual design with the main chapel in the center of the assemble hall, almost like a separate building. In the front lies three thrones for the three incarnations (body, mind & speech) of Terton Pema Lingpa.
Content: Tamzhing Phala Choethpa Festival (Sept. 15, 2005: Day Four): Throzam - Wrathful-masked Zam dance ; Shinjey - Dance of the Lord of Death and his Consort (Laymen) ; Durdag - Dance of the Four Lords of the Charnel Grounds ; Tangrag Serkem Zhanag Cham - Black Hats Thanksgiving Dance ; Sangay Lingpai Nga Cham - The Drum Dance of Sangay Lingpa ; Chendren Ngama ; Tseo Marpo - Manifestation of the Local Protector Deity.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Tamzhing Lhakhang/Monastery (dance apron of main courtyard, corner looking across arena diagonal at the dancers' entrance), in Bumthang, on Sept. 15, 2005.
Acquisition: Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PD
Physical Description
Born digital
Extent: 1 video file (11 min.) : sound, color
Description
There are 2 throzams - by Peasants on the programme - they start day 2 and day 3 - but the written order (causing naming confusion) is for Throzam to be second on Day 2.Tamzhing Phala Choethpa is held for three days each year from the 10-12th day of 8th Bhutanese month. A Chamjug or rehearsal day is held on the 9th day of the Lunar Month.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19789395
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 72686d30-8292-0130-1e84-3c075448cc4b
Copyright Notice
Core of Culture
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Item timeline of events

  • 2005: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Throzam" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2005. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/72818de0-8292-0130-60d9-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Throzam" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 27, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/72818de0-8292-0130-60d9-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2005). Throzam Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/72818de0-8292-0130-60d9-3c075448cc4b

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