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- 1 digital video file (11 min.): digital, stereo., H.264 file.
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- Bhutan Dance Project, Core of Culture.
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- Dance of the Lord of Death and his Consort. Korphu Drup: Day Two [Wide shot]
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- For close shot version, see: *MGZIDF 991B.
- Program of the Korphu Drup: Day Two (Jan. 4, 2007): Atsara Cham - Dance of the Atsaras ; Zheng Zhi Pem - Ritual for Longevity ; Shinjey Yab Yum - Dance of the Lord of Death and his Consort ; Sangay Lingpai Nga Cham - The Drum Dance of Sangay Lingpa ; Nyulemai Cham - The Dance of the Evil Spirit ; Chungzhi (Chung Zam) - Dance of the Four Garudas ; Nyulemai Cham (Part II) - The Dance of the Evil Spirit ; Peling Chagtshel - The Line Dance of the Peling Tradition ; Zhanag Nga Cham - Dance of the Black Hats with Drums.
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- Videotaped in performance at the Korphu Lakhang, in Trongsa, Bhutan (overlooking the courtyard from the top right of the Lakhang), on Jan. 4, 2007.
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- *MGZIDF 991A
Shinjey Yab Yum. Korphu Drup: Day Two [Wide shot] [electronic resource].
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Bhutan Dance Project, Core of Culture.
Shinjey Yab Yum - Dance of Yamantaka, the Lord of Death, and his Consort, each wearing wrathful Bull masks. This dance, which always occurs at the start of proceedings sees the pair clearing the arena of evil influence and blessing the site prior to the arrival on earth of the Deities that are to follow after them. (Shin means Death: Je means Lord) (Yab means Male: Yum means Female). The Bodhisatva Manjusiri (Jampelyang) represents the body of Wisdom of all the Buddhas. When he takes on the appearance of the terrifying Lord of Death, he is known as Shinjey (Shin is Death and Jey means Lord). As the Lord of Death he is considered to be the ruler of the Three Worlds, which are under his protection. His wrathful Bull or Buffalo face guards the four continents and blesses them before the arrival on Earth of the gods of Wisdom. Sheljor The two consorts shake their heads as they pass each other. This movement is known as sheljor - bussing or face kissing - and it shows how close the two deities are to each other. Lopoen Phuntsho of Tamzhing thinks that this sheljor is only typically found in the Shinjey dance. Tenzing-la of Tamzhing thinks that it has the function of frightening the evil spirits. Lopoen Mindu of CMA says that it represents the wrathful aspect of the two Shinjey figures.
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.
Videotaped in performance at the Korphu Lakhang, in Trongsa, Bhutan (overlooking the courtyard from the top right of the Lakhang), on Jan. 4, 2007.
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Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- Bhutan.
Mask dances -- Bhutan.
Animal dances -- Bhutan.
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Core of Culture (Organization)
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Dance of the Lord of Death and his Consort. Korphu Drup: Day Two [Wide shot]
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