The Ch'am Masked Dance Festival
These photos were taken in Tibet by members of the Tolstoy expedition of 1942-43.
The Dancing Monks of Tengboche
Every year, in the Khumbu region of Nepal, this Buddhist Dance Drama is enacted by the monks of Tengboche Monastery.
Demons and Deities: Masks of the Himalayas
Part I: Tribal and Shamanic masks. Part II: The Spread of Buddhism. By Thomas Murray. Photography by Don Tuttle.
Kathmandu University Department of Music
A Short Introduction by Gert-Matthias Wegner.
Mongolian Art & Culture: Tsam Dance
The ancient religious mask dance, or Tsam, is a significant religious ritual which reflects Buddhist teachings through images.
Tantric Dance Filming of Great Dance Festival, Lamayuru
Filming the movement vocabulary and ritual enactment of the Drikung Kagyu sacred dance technique. (Parnassus Productions).
Trance Dancers of the Goddess Durga
By Hamid Sardar.
Tsam Dance Mongolia
This dance performance with masks is a pantomime mystery play, the performances of which are part of the ceremonious services of the Buddhists.
The Vanishing Dances of Ladakh
(This essay first appeared in Ballet Review, Summer 2001 Reprinted with permission and amendments. By Joseph Houseal).