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“REWA” – “Hope” : a live performance by Choekyi and David December 2, 2012

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DreBu, for the 11th annual  Road to Asia Festival 2012 was fortunate to get Choekyi and David perform a Tibetan song, “Rewa” live on stage at a very short notice. It marked our small contribution in celebration of a diverse Asian arts and culture, an integral part of Canadian (and World’s) Cultural mosaic. This is also the third year of our collaborative work with Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre towards making the festival a more vibrant and complete experience for the participants and visitors. 

Visit our photo album  to view more pictures from the event.

OTibet Song Performance R2A 2012 (640x480)ur special thanks goes to the following:

Christine Takasaki – Festival Co-ordinator at JCCC

Dawa and Tsetan Tashi Badheytsang – Sponsorship for Car and fundraising  sell items

Tenzin Choekyi and David Maranan – Performance artists

Ama Dickyi, Ama Pempa and Namsel: Volunteers

Special visitors: Para & family, Nasreen & friend and Ornella

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Kalsang Dolma, Creative & Founding Director

Gelek Badeytsang, Communications & Founding Director

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Five Elements Exhibit & Performance at Road to Asia Festival 2011 April 21, 2012

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At the JCCC’s 11th Road to Asia weekend festival on Sunday November 6, DreBu presented a Tibetan musical performance on main stage showcasing the beautiful five elements Chuba collection. The dance was choreographed by musician/performance artist Tseten and designer/artist Kalsang . The performance team also included 4 youth who worked hard at mastering the steps through a few rehearsal sessions. The outcome was a wonderful performance to an audience of over 300 people. The Five Elements  Collection was  exhibited at the Heritage Display for a month in November. Road to Asia festival weekend was visited by over 300o people. Introduction to the Tibetan performance was made by Gelek, co-founder of Drebu. Our dedicated volunteers at the event were Jamyang Dorjee and Cindy Laparra. Thank you to all our performers and volunteers! To view picture album on facebook, click here. To watch the video of the performance, visit here.

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Five Elements Chuba Collection presented on Oct 1st for Culture Days 2011 in Parkdale October 20, 2011

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In celebration of this year’s Canada Culture Days, DreBu presented “Tibetan Chuba: Ancient Dresses in Modern Times”, on Saturday, Oct 1, 2011. The collection of seven original Tibetan dresses was designed and hand-painted by Kalsang Dolma, a Canadian – Tibetan artist based in Parkdale, Toronto. 

Seven youth models presented the colorful dresses in a series of orchestrated movements and demonstrations. The show was accentuated by the live musical performances of Tsewang and Kunsang.
More than sixty people attended this show through the course of the day. By paying homage to the traditional Tibetan motifs in a contemporary setting, Ms. Dolma hoped to highlight the importance of cultural understandings and community-based arts initiatives.

The event was held at the Parkdale Public Library.

For the photo album on DreBu’s facebook page, visit/click here.

Five Elements Chuba Collection Exhibit Team Oct 1

Presentation Team Members:Kalsang Dolma – Artist/Designer & DreBu’s Founding Director
Gelek Badheytsang – Photographer and DreBu’s Founding Director
Tseten Lhundup – Musician (male)
 Tenzin Choedhen – Musician (female)
Agar Badheytsang – Male Model
Lodoe Gyatso – Male Model
Sonam Dickyi – Female Model

Tenzin Nyidon – Female Model
Jamyang Dolma – Female Model
Tenzin Samten – Female Model
Tenzin Yeshi – Female Model

Comments from Audience and the presentation team members:

 

Chuba Art and Style Demonstration by Kalsang

Fabulous presentation & creations of dress. Thank you for sharing (Ali)
 
Thank you for the experience! It was wonderful ! (Tish)
 
Great Presentation, Kalsang. Very Beatiful. Thank you. Best Wishes (Jennifer)
 
I love it. Keep up your good job for spirit Tibet. Good Luck! (Dadoen Jangdong)
 
This was awesome!! Best of Luck (Lobsang Mentuh and Pemme Mentuh Tulotsang)
 
Congrats on the amazing performance, it was beautiful  – both the dresses and music. Thank you for sharing your talent and ART (Glenys)
 
 

Chuba Models presenting in graceful Walks

 
This was simply an amazing experience. I’ve always dreamt of modelling, walking down the aisle with a beautiful dress. Thank you to acha Kalsang for giving all of us an opportunity to be ourselves and portray our Tibetan culture. (model – Tenzin Samten)
 
 
I had a wonderful time today, at the “Culture Days”. It was a life time memory experience. It was so inspiring to see the art, and being able to wear it was a privelege. Thank you to all audience for making this happen, and Acha Kalsang for her wonderful art (model, Jamyang Dolma)
 
 
This was an amazing experience. Even though I did not model, I still had fun backstage. I can’t wait to experience this in November again. THank you acha Kelsang. (“Teddy” Tenzin Tsetan)
 
 
I really like the chubas. It gave the old chubas a modern twist. Thank you. (Musician, Tenzin Kunsang Choedhen)
 

Five Elements Chuba Collection - Model Girls

 
 
Amazing time with amazing people and beautiful dress! (Model, Tenzin Yeshi)
 
I love all the Chubas. It was fun time. (Model, Tenzin Nyidon)
 
 
Love to being part of this show. I loved everything especially the Chubas. I must say Miss Kalsang, U did a great job. Love it. I really enjoyed a lot. (Model, Sonam Dickyi)
 
 
Love the Chuba. (Tenzin Sungrap)
 
 
The event was awesome, having these events will increase the Tibetan youth’s knowledge about our culture. (Model, Agar Badheytsang)
 
 
The event was successful, unique chuba designs. (model, Lodoe Gyatso)
 
 

Playing Dranyen to the Five Elements Chuba Presentation

 
 Featuring Tibetan Chuba as the art canvas was unique where it encourages younger generation to participate and feel proud of our heritage. All young people as the model volunteers got to wear the Chuba with the orginal paintings by an artist bringing up the value of  traditions in our modern times.  It was great to be part of this live presentation by playing the music and helping co-ordinate graceful Tibetan dance movements into the walks. The visual effect of playing to the beautiful cultural art in focus was unique,special and a feast to the eyes! (Musician, Tseten Lhundup)

THANK YOU! We look forward to seeing you at our next presentation/exhibit in the first week of November at Road to Asia Festival 2011.

Tenzin Khando - Supporter of the Chuba Presentation on Oct 1st - National Culture Days 2011

Our special Thanks to Ms. Tenzin Khando in supporting us with a generous donation towards marketing cost (posters, printing) and honorarium to our musicians. Thank you for your support!

Art and Design of the collection by Kalsang Dolma

Photography by Gelek Badheytsang

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