Eva Leick – Dissertation on Khaita Joyful Dances

On 11th October 2023 I celebrated my university graduation with my family and friends. I now officially hold a doctorate degree in Dance Studies and finished my dissertation on Khaita with the title Khaita – Joyful Dances. The Evocation of ‘Tibetanness’ and Wellbeing Effects through Tibetan Modern Songs and Dances. I want to thank everyone who supported me in my research, in particular Adriana Dal Borgo who proves to be a source of wisdom and inspiration for Khaita and all other Khaita experts who I had the fortune to interview and observe. Thank you to all Khaita dancers for the joyful hours of practicing together. Most of all, thank you to our wonderful master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu for the gift of Khaita in our times. May His teachings bring joy to all beings!

Eva Leick

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