The Paro tsechu in spring is a major attraction in Paro district. People come from neighbouring districts to participate in the festivity. The town buzzes with visitors dressed in their finery enjoying markets, an open-air cinema and of course thefocal point of the tsechus are the sacred Cham Dances.
These costumed, masked dances typically are moral vignettes, or based on incidents from the life of the 9th century Nyingmapa teacher Padmasambhava and other saints.
The dancers depicted here (monks) are dancing "The Dance of the Eight Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche".
Conditions for photography were not great - deep shadow and bright sunlight were the order of the day but I hope you get a feel for the wonderful occasion.
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AKITA (15125) 2010-11-20 17:32
colorful costumes and masks are splendid,
well designed traditional dance scene is captured very beautifully, this side light is nice,
and the cheerful atmosphere of the audience people is well expressed,
thank you for your excellent shot,
stevesaba (8135) 2010-11-20 21:54
This one is amazing. Very rare on trekearth I think. Perfect clarity, and perfect colors. Your gallery is starting build into a great collection! Fine work, warm regards,
hispic (9652) 2010-11-22 19:13
Color is really beautiful, especially vivid red of the dancers' costume attracts me strongly. Luminous impression is also expertly represented. Very fascinating work!
Best wishes, Hisashi