Monday, July 3, 2017

Hemis Festival. Setting the Limits or The 13 Black Hat Dancers.



The first sacred dance of the Hemis Festival is called Setting the Limits or the 13 Black Hat Dancers. Thirteen monks perform wearing tantric dress with symbolic meaning. With their spiritual power and through the ritual gestures and dancing that evoke divine wrath, they cut off evil spirits and negative influences. In the process, they set a physical boundary so that no entity may enter the sacred space or bring obstacles. This performance is therefore called Setting Limits.

Here are the 13 Black Hat Dancers performing the Setting Limits dance.