Journey into the dancing culture of Bhutan

From the moment the plane lands in full view of the mountains and monastic fortresses, one experiences a timeless sense of entering into a remote and magical universe─the tiny kingdom of Bhutan, nestled in the Buddhist Himalayas.

With descriptions of Bhutan’s scenic geography, drama-filled history, politics, religion, and perspectives on life, Footfalls from the Land of Happiness provides layers of contextual background for understanding this dance-suffused culture.


Karen Greenspan accompanies the reader to specific Bhutanese festivals for a close-up view of the dances and rituals as well as interviews with dance masters, Buddhist experts, and dance practitioners from both monastic and lay communitiesThe unfolding narrative flows with vivid dance prose, content-rich sidebars, and a multitude of color-drenched dance photographs giving the fullest experience of the omnipresent culture of dance in Bhutan.


Book Events
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          University of Texas at El Paso (virtual event)  - Tuesday, April 6, 2021




          Paro - Zhiwa Ling Heritage - Saturday, October 12, 2019

          Bumthang - Yugharling Resort - Tuesday, October 8, 2019

          Thimphu - Taj Tashi Hotel - Friday, October 4, 2019

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from the Footfalls journey

Initial Trip (February 2011)

Second Trip (April 2012)

Third Trip (March 2014)

Fourth Trip (November 2015)

Fifth Trip (December 2017)

Book Launch: Bhutan (October 2019)