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Tibetan Insititute of Performing Arts

P.O. Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala 176219, India
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Ranked #16 of 43 attractions in Dharamsala
Type: Educational Sites
Most recent review
- Nov 18, 2013
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Bangalore, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I got a chance to see performances at the TIPA. The performances were awesome and shows a great culture of great people from a great land.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This place has a small museum displaying mannequins of different professions / roles of the Tibetan social structure...masks brought in by refugees while fleeing Tibet. Worth a look. Be careful about violent youths particularly angry with Indians.

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Bovina Center, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I attended a birthday celebration here for the Karmapa and was brought to tears at the beauty of the dancing, the costumes and the singing. Thank you for preserving such an amazing cultural heritage!

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New Delhi, India
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Reflect true picture of it the cultural art & colorful performance. Its a good medium to encourage youth towards rich cultural arts.

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Bir, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

TIPA is the best place to see traditional Tibetan performing arts, such as the "lhamo" (Tibetan opera) and folk music performances. Even when there's no performance happening, it can still be worth a stroll up the hill just to appreciate the views and wander through the forest with the monkeys. See website at http://www.tibetanarts.org/

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

There were no performances when we went in May. And couldn't even visit the museum as it was closed on a Sunday. It's on the road to Dharamkot.

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South Warnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

We went into the Institute and were welcomed very warmly. The Administrator arranged a tour for us even though we had not booked and conducted most of it personally. This included the doll museum (just as good as Norbulingka), student rehearsals, workshops, art studios and other areas. This was a really special part of our stay in Dharamsala. The Institute... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

The toughest place to get around by road... one road.. tooo narrow no traffic management specially on days of shows... you may waste hours to cover two km from Mcleodganj ... plan in advance..walk to the place is better..

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