BHUTAN DANCE DATABASE
The centerpiece of Core of Culture's work in Bhutanese ethnography is the Bhutan Dance Database and High-Definition Media Archive.
To date the Database has over 200 separate dance entries interfacing with more than 150 hours of high-definition video documentation.
Advances in user-friendly digital technologies help make a large amount of high quality visual material easily available to researchers,
and make the Database an ongoing research tool as it grows. With this Database, Bhutan is leading the world in ancient dance preservation.
The Bhutan Dance Database is housed at the National Archive of Bhutan,
The database is also now available to the public on a dedicated viewing station at
the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, New York City.
Plans are underway to digitize portions of the database for online access.
See the photographs below for a peek at the Bhutan Dance Database.