'The dances are performed in accordance with traditional custom. Seldom are the players familiar with the special significance behind the impersonations. They are simply trained in the mechanics of the steps and gyrations designated for the particular costume or group…. They are given as a form of religious instruction. Frightfully masked demons and devils triumphed over by gorgeously gowned saints are designed to dogmatize forcefully the almightiness of the Church over man, beast and spirit alike.'
Source of Descriptive Information
Forman, H. (1933). Just Tibetans. Asia, 541-548. Forman, H. (1936). Through forbidden Tibet: An adventure into the unknown. London:Jarrolds.(p. 210).