Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery bring sacred song, dance to Broward

The sacred music, dance and art of Tibet will coincide with Thanksgiving week when The Mysical Arts of Tibet: Sacred Music Sacred Dance comes to Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. On the day before Thanksgiving, the monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery will create a colorful mandala sand painting in the Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom. That work of art will be on display (free admission) from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday — when the monks will sweep up the sand, symbolizing the impermanence of life, then give half to the audience and put the rest into the waters of the New River.

The Saturday evening performance in the Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., features monks skilled in ritual masked dances, chanting and multiphonic singing, and playing Tibetan instruments. Tickets are $49. Call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com or www.browardcenter.org.

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