TIPA to perform in Japan
13 June, 2002
Source: The Daily Yomiuri The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) will mount a program of traditional Tibetan songs, dances, scenes from operas and ritualistic acts at three venues in Japan.
Supported by the Dalai Lama, the group was founded in 1959 in Dharamsala, India, where about 120 members, including performers, teachers, musicians, technicians, trainees and cooks, live together and polish their art–singing, dancing and playing musical instruments.
TIPA, which first performed in Japan in 2000, have provided music for such recent films as Seven Years in Tibet and Kundun
The company will perform on June 15 at Ritto Geijutsu Bunka Kaikan in Rittocho, Shiga Prefecture, June 17 at Setagaya Public Theater in Tokyo and June 18 at Itami Aiphonic Hall in Itami, Osaka Prefecture. All performances start at 7 p.m.
For information, call (03) 5280-9996.