Cham dances of Tibetan Monks are a unique set of observations of the Spiritual Teachings and messages through the ancient and totally unique ritual that combines elements of music, dance and theater in performance that affects the senses and emotions of every audience. Viewers will have the unique opportunity to be present to dances in masks and ceremonial costumes. In Tibetan communities is the cham ceremony held in selected monasteries usually only once a year. It is an important religious holiday and social gatherings. Mänri monks are looking forward that czech public will become part of it too.
All visitors who attended one of the performances in the Archa theatre can come to workshops with friend and pay only one admisssion (tickets from Archa requested in the office).
If the date does not meet your schedule do not despair and explore the linked sites which advertise other performances, lectures, workshops and other special events in Prague and other Czech cities.
Photographs: Martin Špimr
Monks dances will be accompanied by the players on the ritual musical instruments used exclusively in monasteries. Organizers want to offer to the audience professional performance and an authentic experience.
The dance ritual will be followed by a series of lectures, discussions and workshops with both monks and with domestic experts. Visitors will learn about the history and teachings of Bon as well as the use of Tibetan medicine, astrology, meditation and other knowledge not only in traditional Tibet but at present.
The atmosphere of western Tibet countryside, which is presumed as the cradle of bön civilization will induce exhibition of large-format color panoramic photographs by Jaroslav PONCAR, prayer flags from Dáša Štrosová made from recycled glass and collection of bön thangka paintings in the Centre for Contemporary Art DOX.