Artists perform ‘Inverted Triangle’ at UNESCO

Art & Culture
2019-12-16 13:26:08

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On December 12, the ‘Inverted Triangle’ ethno dance performance was performed at the Headquarter of the UNESCO in Paris, France. The dance performance was written based on the studies of professors and students of the Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture in 2015. 

Leader of the professors' team of folk arts and dance studies, professor S.Dulam interpreted a part of a cave painting, ‘32 people’, of Del Mountain located in Dundgobi aimag as a ritual dance for the burial of an ancient black shaman, and wrote the ballet’s libretto based on his own interpretation. With choreography directed by D.Enkhgerel, and music composed by D.Ariunbold, the ballet was performed by the university students.


The performance is unique for being innovative due to being based on the finding of the ancient custom of burying black shamans heads down as it was believed that they would not be able to reincarnate. It takes place around the 5th millennium BC when the shamans increasingly began to abuse their power, oppressing innocent clan members.

The event was organized by the Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO, Permanent Delegation of Mongolia to UNESCO and Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture.