The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, the exiled national institute that preserves and promotes Tibet's traditional performing arts, will stage a performance of folk dance and folk opera on July 10 in Tokyo. The event, organized by Tibet House Japan, is staged to coincide with the 71st birthday of the Dalai Lama.
The evening's entertainment will be characterized by colorful clothing, piercing voices, and dances by masked performers that reflect Tibet's spiritual traditions.
TIPA's performance takes place 6-7 p.m. on July 10 at Yuport Kani-Hoken Hall, 8-4-13 Nishi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo. Tickets are 6,000 yen (call Tibet House at  3353-494) or 6,500 yen at the door.