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Inverted Triangle ethno modern dance

The ‘Inverted Triangle’ ethno dance performance was performed at the State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 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, the ballet was performed by the State University of Arts and Culture for their financial, technical, and organizational assistance during the Rock Art: History, memory and dialogue Conference and Expert meeting held under the auspices of the President of Mongolia and UNESCO.

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 Office of the President of Mongolia, International Foundation “Dialogue of cultures–United world”, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Institute of History and Archaeology of Mongolian Academy of Sciences, National Museum of Mongolia, Mergen Num and Chuluun Shastir NGOs.