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About Ancient Dances

 

Joseph Houseal is the director of Core of Culture, an organization dedicated to safeguarding intangible world culture and assuring the continuity of ancient dance traditions where they originate.  

Ancient Dances is published monthly.

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Dances of the Luminous Bardo
Echoes of Buddhist wisdom in Bhutan
Uploaded 6 Jan 2017
Invisible Twice: A Lost Dance Mural
The story of a historic depiction of sacred Cham "dance ephemeral" in Bhutan
Uploaded 9 Dec 2016
Finding Excellence, Part 5: A Buddhist Land
The final part of this exciting series!
Uploaded 11 Nov 2016
Finding Excellence, Part 4: What Buddhists Do
Cham revelations from the remote Himalaya
Uploaded 14 Oct 2016
Finding Excellence, Part 3: Who is the Best Dancer Here?
Uncovering the rare in distant lands
Uploaded 15 Sep 2016
Finding Excellence, Part 2: A Tradition of Transmission
Where do Cham dances find sanctuary?
Uploaded 19 Aug 2016
Finding Excellence, Part 1: Of Course They Don’t Talk About It
Revelations from the hidden world of Cham
Uploaded 22 Jul 2016
When Dance Transforms
Capturing the ephemeral art of Buddhist dance
Uploaded 24 Jun 2016
Stick Dance, Devil Dance, Part 2: Dance Lineages of Bhutan
Documenting the Buddhist dances of Bhutan
Uploaded 27 May 2016
Stick Dance, Devil Dance, Part 1: The Rockettes
Understanding the danced meditation that is Cham
Uploaded 29 Apr 2016
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