It would be difficult to say the difference between the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts and actual Tibet since Tibetan culture is so well preserved here. Since 1959, when His Holiness the Dala Lama was forced to leave Tibet, the Tibetan government headquarters have been located here, carrying with them a flood of music, food, and architecture that truly makes this place feel like “little Tibet.”
Tibetan culture has been a hidden gem for decades, overshadowed by China’s shadow. For those of us in the western world, their intense desire for knowledge and artistic creativity remains a mystery.
But in the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, Tibet is very much alive, and Tibet World takes advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime chance to conserve Tibetan culture and educate the rest of the world about it.