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Loten Namling & Ma: Mgon Nagpo (The Great Black One)


Two eagles were circling above when they first played at the foots of the Himalaya, in Dharamsala. The meeting of Tibetan music and Japanese buto in two wanderers through whom traditions of East and West, mountains and valleys live together. Their common language is the sounding rhythm in the darkness of the body.

Musician: Loten Namling, Dancer: Ma


The rhythm of the now does not reach me through light, it resonates within every particle of the darkness of the body. It’s darkness that binds us, opening up the horizon where we finally meet. Don’t be deluded by the mirage of light, this rhythm will become dance even when your eyes are closed.

Based in Switzerland, Loten Namling has travelled worldwide with his lute, singing the songs of the 2nd Dalai Lama, as well as other traditional Tibetan songs, and his own songs.

Originally from Pécs, Hungary, Ma has been traveling the world seeking the origin of movement. Buto is her way to find dance in the most surprising ways.