|Tibetan Community Dance Group|
The Tibetan Community Dance Group, formed in 1995, is the cultural wing of Tibetan Community in Britain. The main aim of Tibetan Community Dance Group is to preserve and promote the unique artistic heritage of Tibet through performing arts in the UK and beyond. The Group endeavours to learn from masters of music, dance and theatrical traditions of Tibet, a variety of folk dances, songs, court and ceremonial dances. The Group also aims to introduce the richness of the Tibetan artistic culture to people throughout the world, so that others can enjoy and appreciate some of the music, songs and dances of Tibet .
The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) is one of the first few cultural institutes established by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote and preserve the unique and rich cultural heritage of Tibet. At the early stages, the Tibetan Community Dance Group invited Phuntsok Tsering, a former member of the TIPA from Dharamsala to England, who taught Tibetan songs, dances and music.
Today, the Tibetan Community Dance Group continues to perform in UK and Europe at the invitation of the local hosts. In UK, the Group performs during annual events in March and July.