Khaita Joyful Dances have come from modern Tibetan dances and modern Tibetan music. Dance is a very natural way for Tibetan people to spend time together and enjoy. Every day they go outside, in the middle of the busy city or in the peaceful meadow, and spend a few hours dancing and singing in circles.
Some of the Khaita Joyful dances are inspired by YouTube videos of the modern Tibetan circle dancing. Coming from different regions of Tibet these dances have their own character, movements and style. We carefully study them and bring to our dance paying respect to the ancient rich culture of celebrating life together.
Other dances are more modern and “free” in style. These dances are created by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s students from around the world. We choose a song from one of the collections and, keeping in mind the lyrics and the meaning, create a dance individually or in groups. These dances can be danced in circles or in lines, showing more complex choreography and movements.
With different cultural backgrounds, experience and style, we make a colorful range of dances, unique, yet united. The main principle we follow is to connect our dance with the lyrics and translate some of the images of the song into movements and mudras (hand gestures).
Male and Female Parts
Thousands of men and women from different countries enjoy Khaita Joyful Dances. Some of the dances have similar movements for men and women, while others have significant differences. Through all dances women move with elegance and grace, flowing from one movement to another. Male movements are more strong and expressive, sometimes with elements of jumping.
Since 2011 Khaita Joyful Dances collection has been filled with over 200 dances, that can be found on our YouTube Chanel “Khaita Joyful Dances”. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s students regularly organize dancing sessions in the main cities around the world, and you are very welcome to join us!