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Tibetan Sacred Dance
A Journey into the Religious and Folk Traditions

Prologue
Part One
Cham: Sacred Monastic Dance

Entering the World of Cham
Vajrakilaya, the Dance of the Three-Sided Ritual Dagger
Cham and the Development of Tibetan Religion
Representative Chams
Skeleton Dance
Deer Dance
Black Hat Dance
Old White Man from Mongolia
Mongolian and Other Chams
Kalachakra, the Wheel of Time
Cham Gar
Essential Elements of Cham
Preparation and Initiation
Three Main Phases of Cham Performance
Mandala and Mantra
Dance Steps and Mudras
Costumes
Masks
Characters
Music
Musical Instruments
Festivals
Purpose and Interpretation
Part Two
Achi Lhamo: Folk Dance and Operatic Traditions
Origins and Development of Achi Lhamo
Early Origins
Thangtong Gyalpo
Development of Achi Lhamo
Major Operas
Drowa Sangmo
Gyalsa Bhelsa
King Gesar of Ling
Pema Woebar
Rechung U Pheb (Rechung's Travels to Central Tibet with Milarepa)
Sukyi Nyima
Thepa Tenpa
Chungpo Dhonyoe Dhondup
Nangsa Woebum (Obum)
Essential Elements of Achi Lhamo
Phases of Achi Lhamo Performance
Types of Performers
Singing
Music and Instruments
Folk Dance Styles
Lhamo Gar
Opera Seasons
Epilogue
The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts
New Forms
Cham Today
Notes
Bibliography
Index



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Buddhism -- China -- Tibet -- Rituals.
Cham (Dance)
Achi lhamo (Dance)
Dance -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Tibet (China) -- Social life and customs.