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POSTPONED: Traditional Tibetan Song and Dance Workshop with Tsering Dolker and Topgyal Gontse Download as iCal file
From Saturday 15 June 2013 -  10:00
To Sunday 16 June 2013 - 17:00

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POSTPONED: This event has been postponed.

We plan to reschedule it to coincide with the Dzogchen teaching retreat with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu on 4th - 6th October

Apologies for any inconvenience...

Traditional Tibetan Song and Dance Workshop

with Topgyal Gontse & Tsering Dolker

This workshop will be lots of fun!! and suitable for everyone. Focusing on both Tibetan songs and dances. We will learn four traditional songs along with dances choreographed by Tsering Dolker and Topgyal Gontse. Topgyal and Tsering have been writing, choreographing and performing traditional Tibetan folk songs and dances for several years. Recently they have been travelling far and wide due to popular demand for their relaxed and joyful teaching style.

Topgyal Gontse

altTopgyal  Gontse escaped from Tibet into Dharamsala in 1984 and grew up under the care of the Tibetan Childrens Village School in Dharamsala where he finished his studies in 1993. He then completed his 12th grade from SOS TCV Bylakuppe School. From 1996 to 1998,  Topgyal studied for his Bachelors Degree in Commerce at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce. From 1999 to 2002,  he worked in Namgyal Higher Secondary School in Nepal as Librarian and as part of the teaching staff.

Since 2003 Topgyal has worked for the International Shang Shung Institute in Italy and is particularly interested in preserving and teaching traditional Tibetan folk songs and dances. Topgyal was taught Tibetan Songs and dances at School and also privately from  Mr. Dawa Tashi lak, Ex. Tipa, and presently Dance and Music Teacher at the Tibetan Children Village.

Tsering Dolker

Tsering Dolker100px"I am Tsering Dolker . My late grand mother was a very good singer in eastern Tibet and I learnt my first Tibetan song from her when I was five years old. I was very interested in singing and dancing at very my childhood life and this interest was intensified by my late grand mother . In School , I learnt more songs and dances and I always participated in the inter school songs and dance competitions .

In 2011, I went with my husband to India and we had intensive private training of classical Tibetan songs and dances from Mr. Dawa Tashi la . Our teacher , Mr. Dawa Tashi la is working in Tibetan Children's Village Dharamsala as performing arts teacher. He trains Tibetan children from abroad in singing and dancing in summer camps year after year. As for his qualifications he graduated from TIPA (Tibetan Institute of Performing Art) and he has a BA degree from Delhi University. "

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