Gorshey is one of the most enjoyable traditional Tibetan performing arts. The quick step dance encourages a communal feeling and is performed by groups of men and women. The dancers sing and dance to the catchy music of the Dramyen lute and Peewang instruments.
Tibetan Dance, Wide Open Sky and Wide Blue Sea
It is a Tibetan Gorshey, a circle dance that is popular in Tibet and performed during festivities, special occasions and celebrations such as New Years’ and weddings. It is a Tibetan step dance where performers sing simultaneously, extolling the beautiful environmental beauty and uniqueness found in Tibet’s mountains, blue sea and fresh air of the wide open sky. The song symbolizes Tibetan spirit of love and compassion not only among living beings, but also towards the mother nature.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
9:00PM – 9:45PM
235 Queens Quay West
Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre (TCCC)
In the spring of 2004, His Holiness bestowed the Kalachakra teaching for World Peace in Toronto to over 7,000 pilgrims from all walks of life. It was during this auspicious occasion that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama gave his blessings to the organization and granted the Tibetan name “Gangjong Choedenling” to the proposed community centre.
In the late and early 1970s, approximately 500 Tibetans sought refuge in Canada, making them the smallest immigrant group in the country. Approximately 350 Tibetans settled in Ontario and ensured the survival and growth of Tibetan identity and culture in a multicultural Canada. The influx of Tibetans in Ontario has been growing over the years and there are approximately over 5,000 Tibetans currently living in Ontario. To this day, the Tibetans here have been dedicated to preserving and promoting the values of the unique Tibetan cultural heritage in Ontario.
The Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre was acquired and established on October 17, 2007 (the auspicious day when His Holiness the Dalai Lama received the US Congressional Gold Medal – the highest US civilian award). It is located on 40 Titan Road at the corner of Titan Road and Islington in the city of Etobicoke. Currently the Centre offers a variety of programs and services.