Punakha Tsechu: Day One, Second Dance [Wide Shot]
(Film - 2005)

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Two ranks of 5 and 6 local girls from Punakha perform the second Boedra (folk-dance) of the day.
Title: Boedra
Punakha Tsechu: Day One, Second dance [Wide shot]
[electronic resource]
Publisher: 2005
Country of Producing Entity: Bhutan
Characteristics: 1 digital video file (ca. 5 min.): digital, stereo., H.264 file.
Notes: Programme for the Punakha Tsechu, Day One: Feb. 18, 2005: Thongdrel Jyekha - Viewing of the Thongdrel of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal ; Shazam - Dance of the Four Stags ; Zhabdrung Zednam - The Coming of the Zhabadrung (Dance Drama) ; Tsechu Zhanag (Nyer Chig) Cham - Dance of the Black Hats (21 Forms) ; Nyulemai Cham - The Dance of the Evil Spirit ; Peling Jug Ging - The Dance of the Ging with sticks ; Peling Dri Ging - The Dance of the Ging with swords ; Peling Nga Ging - The Dance of the Ging with Drums
The Punakha Tsechu (as opposed to the Punakha Drubchen) is of recent origin, having been first performed in 2005. Dasho Thinley Gyamtsho, the Principal of RAPA, was asked to create a new dance spectacle to help inaugurate the Tsechu, and he devised a new piece, taking three days to perform, The Coming of the Zhabdrung which recounts the history of Zhabdrung, Nagawang Namgyal particularly as it relates to his arrival in Punakha and the building of the Punakha Dzong, Pungthang Dechen Phodrang
For close shot version, see: *MGZIDF 774B
Restrictions on Access: Open
Event: Videotaped in performance at the main courtyard, Punakha Dzong, in Punakha, Bhutan (camera on 1st floor balcony), on Feb. 18, 2005
Summary: Two ranks of 5 and 6 local girls from Punakha perform the second Boedra (folk-dance) of the day.
Biography: Pungthang Dechen Phodrang Dzong (The Palace of Great Bliss) in Punakha was constructed by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1637-38 and is of great historical significance. Located on a stretch of land where two rivers, the Phochu and Mochu, coverage, the Dzong appears as great anchored ship. It was here that the Zhabdrung died in 1651. Again, it was here that the first hereditary Monarch of Bhutan, King Ugyen Wangchuck, was enthroned just over one hundred years ago, on 17th December 1907. Punakha served as the winter capital of the Kingdom until 1955, (after which the capital moved to Thimphu) and Punakha Dzong continues to be the winter residence of the Central Monastic Authority (CMA) the main monk body of the Drukpa Kagyu School
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PD
Subject Headings: Rites and ceremonies Bhutan Folk dancing Bhutan Festivals Bhutan Punakha (Bhutan : District) Dzongs Bhutan Punakha (District) Dance Bhutan Dance Religious aspects Buddhism
Genre/Form: Video
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Topical Term: Ritual and ceremonial dancing
Rites and ceremonies
Folk dancing
Local Subject Heading: Ritual and ceremonial dancing Bhutan
Additional Contributors: Core of Culture (Organization)
Found in: Core of Culture. dnr
Research Call Number: *MGZIDF 774A
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