Try to imagine a
culture without music, dance, or literature. You can’t.
The arts are both substance and spice, the “soil” that
keeps a culture together and brings it to life.
The country of Bhutan is under siege. On
the battlefield is an ancient wisdom culture colliding with “Do
You Want To Be a Millionaire”. The kingdom is completely
without a performing arts center. There is no hub from which
to coordinate, preserve, encourage, display, empower, educate
And what better way to do this than through
the arts? Art is both the mirror and the reflection of a culture.
It is a powerful force to be reckoned with…
Arts Center of Bhutan” to be built
in Thimpu, Bhutan's capital, will be a living institution,
playing a key role in preserving Bhutan’s
culture by offering a contemporary outlet for performances
of traditional music, dance, theater, film, educational
programs, and other special events.
Just as the vanishing Hawaiian culture successfully
created the Polynesian Cultural Center, a performing arts center
in Thimpu Bhutan will unquestionablyprovide an inspirational force.
This center will help to preserve the precious identity of
Bhutan before it is lost to the world forever.