Located in Dharmasala, India, the Tibetan Institute for the
Performing Arts is dedicated to the practice and preservation
of the rich performing arts tradition of the region of Tibet.
Deb Roy captured these sounds and images from a recent showcase
featuring selections from a variety of sources including traditional
Tibetan opera, folk dance, and performance music.
Follow along and visit an enchanted
world of wizards, demons,
singing maidens and dancing yaks, acrobatic dances, thunderous
horns, and lilting, infectious melodies--an ancient world threatened
with extinction, but still full of vitality, mystery, spirituality,
and even humor.
the golden fish symbolize the Buddha's eyes
they bring salvation from earthly suffering