Tenzin Kunsang

Tenzin is a Tibetan singer, dancer and multi-instrumentalist who was born and raised in the Tibetan refugee community in northern India. Tenzin studied at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), one of the first institutions established by His Holiness the Dalai Lama after he and many thousands of his followers fled into exile in 1959. TIPA aims to keep traditional Tibetan performance culture alive and Tenzin is one of its most prominent graduates, showcasing Tibetan folk and classical music and dance for audiences around the world. Tenzin has lived in Nagano, Japan since 2010. In 2017 he released his first album, Prayers of Snow Lion, Sounds of Wind Horse and recently provided the score for popular Japanese TV series Cheer Up. Tenzin tours Japan as a solo artist, or with one of his three bands, and is a keen collaborator – including with our own Tenzin Choegyal.

SCHEDULES

Gorshey: Tibetan Circle Dance Workshop

A joyful circle dance, Gorshey is danced at Tibetan social gatherings and on special occasions, especially during Lhakar, a recognized auspicious time.

Fri, Dec 29
1:30PM – 2:30PM
Bazaar

Sacred New Year

A celebration of dance, music, song and spirit as we move from one year to the next, with Tenzin Choegyal, Farhan Shah & SufiOz, Tenzin Kunsang, Kavisha Mazzella, Martha Spencer, Sangeet Mishra and Shen Flindell. Hosted by Geoff Wood.

Sun, Dec 31
9:00PM – 1:00AM
Evergreens

Tibet Dance Theatre: Sorcerers and Magicians

This is a rare performance of the Tibetan Black Hat and other magical ritual dances designed to dispel and transform demonic forces through ceremony and dance.

Thu, Dec 28
6:00PM – 7:00PM
Bazaar

Tibetan Sacred Cham Dances Workshop

Cham is a centuries old contemplative, dynamic Tibetan ritual dance said to be meditation in action as well as bringing good fortune to those who dance it.

Mon, Jan 01
12:30PM – 1:30PM
Bazaar

Appearances

Wed, Dec 27
12:00PM - 12:50PM
Luna
 
Sat, Dec 30
3:10PM - 4:00PM
Halcyon
 
Sun, Dec 31
3:00PM - 3:50PM
Halcyon
 
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