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Chhoe Zhey. Paro Tsechu, Day One: Inside the Dzong [Close shot] [electronic resource].

Title
Chhoe Zhey. Paro Tsechu, Day One: Inside the Dzong [Close shot] [electronic resource].
Publication
2005.
Electronic Resource
Streaming Video Resource

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Description
1 digital video file (ca. 24 min.) : digital, stereo., H.264 file.
Uniform Title
Bhutan Dance Project, Core of Culture.
Alternative Title
Dharma Song. Paro Tsechu, Day One: Inside the Dzong
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Filmed dance.
  • Filmed performances.
  • Video.
Note
  • For wide shot version, see: *MGZIDF 652A.
  • Paro Tshechu is held from the 11th to 15th day of the 2nd month of the Bhutanese calendar every year. The Tshechu proper begins with a Chamjug or rehearsal day on the 10th day of the 2nd month, and ends on the 16th day of the 2nd month with a day of dances at Dzongdrakha (see the records in BDA) monastery above Bondey.
Access (note)
  • Open.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped at the Goma Rabsel inner courtyard, Paro Dzong (ground level), on Mar. 21, 2005.
Source (note)
  • Core of Culture.
Biography (note)
  • The annual Paro Tshechu is held from the 9th till the 15th of the 2nd month every year. It was first introduced by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye in 1687, while the tshechu was initially held in the dzong, after the reconstruction in 1906 it was held outside. The highlight of the tshechu is the Thongdol which is believed to deliver from all sins. The Thongdol that was saved from the fire of 1906 was built by Lama Nawang Rabgay and is considered one of the oldest in Bhutan. It was slightly renovated by the government about twenty years ago. The material for the Thongdol was brought from Lhasa in Tibet.
  • The history of Ringpung Dzong (Palace of the heap of jewels) or Paro Dzong: The construction of the Paro Dzong began in 1644 on the order of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of modern day Bhutan. Unlike most of the other dzongs in Bhutan, it survived the massive 1897 earthquake although it was damaged by fire in 1906.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 652B
OCLC
827224866
Title
Chhoe Zhey. Paro Tsechu, Day One: Inside the Dzong [Close shot] [electronic resource].
Imprint
2005.
Country of Producing Entity
Bhutan.
Series
Bhutan Dance Project, Core of Culture.
Summary
Paro Tsechu Programme Day One: Goma Rabsel Courtyard, Inside the Dzong: Shinjey Yab Yum - Dance of the Lord of Death and his Consort ; Durdag - Lords of the Charnel Grounds ; Zhanag - Dance of the Black Hats ; Dramitse Nga Cham - The Drum Dance of Dramitse ; Degey - Dance of the Eight (Kinds of) Spirits ; Chhoe Zhey - Religious Song.
Biography
The annual Paro Tshechu is held from the 9th till the 15th of the 2nd month every year. It was first introduced by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye in 1687, while the tshechu was initially held in the dzong, after the reconstruction in 1906 it was held outside. The highlight of the tshechu is the Thongdol which is believed to deliver from all sins. The Thongdol that was saved from the fire of 1906 was built by Lama Nawang Rabgay and is considered one of the oldest in Bhutan. It was slightly renovated by the government about twenty years ago. The material for the Thongdol was brought from Lhasa in Tibet.
The history of Ringpung Dzong (Palace of the heap of jewels) or Paro Dzong: The construction of the Paro Dzong began in 1644 on the order of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of modern day Bhutan. Unlike most of the other dzongs in Bhutan, it survived the massive 1897 earthquake although it was damaged by fire in 1906.
Access
Open.
Event
Videotaped at the Goma Rabsel inner courtyard, Paro Dzong (ground level), on Mar. 21, 2005.
Source
Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PD
Connect to:
Local Subject
Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- Bhutan.
Added Author
Core of Culture (Organization)
Core of Culture. Donor
Added Title
Dharma Song. Paro Tsechu, Day One: Inside the Dzong
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 652B
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