News: Buddhist Dance at the V&A

Monday 27 April 2009

As part of the first ever Buddhist arts and cultural festival in London The Victoria and Albert Museum is hosting a day of Rare Buddhist Dance this Friday, 1 May. The performances will take place in the Raphael Gallery, and will be presented on two special stages: a recreation of a Noh stage and a Sri Lankan folk altar. Spectators are free to drop in at any time on the performances, which will be presented in two cycles at 11am and 4.30pm.

The day will include four different Buddhist dance traditions, showcasing 17 actors from the Noh Theatre (Japan); 11 Drikung Kagyu nuns from the Samtenling Monastery in Dehra Dun (India); 8 dancers and 4 drummers from the Dehimaduwa Bandra Clan of Kandy (Sri Lanka); and Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya, the Newar Tantric Buddhist priest (Nepal).

Admission is free and there is a limited amount of seating, available on a first come first served basis.

On Wednesday 29 April there is a lunchtime talk about Buddhist Dance traditions by Joseph Houseal
Executive Director of Core Culture Dance

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