DHARAMSHALA: The Department of Education in collaboration with the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) is organising a workshop for cultural dance teachers of Tibetan Schools at TIPA.
Thirty-one teachers from TCV Schools, Sambhota and Central Tibetan Schools are participating in the workshop. The workshop will focus primarily on Ba-shey (traditional Tibetan folk dance from Ba region of eastern Tibet) and Piwang (traditional Tibetan violin).
Inaugurating the event, Education Secretary Dr. Ngawang Rabgyal spoke about the role of teachers in guiding Tibetan youth. “As a teacher, you should not limit your duty to just teaching music and dance, but also educate the students about basic human values in becoming better human being as His Holiness advocates,” he said.
Since TIPA is a premier institute of Tibetan dance and theatre, Mr. Rabgyal urged the participants to make optimum utilisation of the resource persons and facilities provided during the workshop. He further suggested that the teachers should teach the historical background and origins of varied Tibetan folk dances.
Mr. Wangdu Tsering, the Director of TIPA expressed his appreciation towards the initiative by Department of Education in preservation of Tibetan Cultural theatre. “The interest in Tibetan dance and theatre has grown significantly among Tibetan youth. I recognise that as an achievement of the teachers and the CTA.
The workshop will conclude on 9 November.
The workshop is funded by Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Canada.