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Kandyan Dance Performance

City hall, Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #11 of 32 Attractions in Kandy
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

While not wholly authentic, this 60-minute show was fast-paced and very entertaining, especially the fire-walking at the end. The costumes and music were wonderful.

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Goa
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Found people dozing during the performance. I had a quick nap too. Pretty boring except for the last bit. The fire walking. But everyone must've seen that atleast once in their lives elsewhere. Unless you have nothing to do don't bother. The good seats are "reserved" by travel guides. It's free seating btw. Bad ventilation in the hall. Only couple... More

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New Delhi, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I saw this dance in June of 2014. It was an average performance. It started a bit late but covered everything that was on the program. I have seen many dances like this before so I was not too thrilled about it. Like the earlier reviews say the soul was missing in this. Their fire dance at the end was... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

compare our country dance performance it is so bored but I appreciate and nice to know other culture when i visited a country... some of the dancer not rely with the team...just follow it..fortunetely kendangs save their performance ..and nice fire dance, with 500 srilankan rupee its worth it

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Hong kong
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I can't believe I wasted an hour of my life for this, the whole show was of very low standard, there are only one or two dancer that knows what they were doing, I know the whole dance is a story and it has a deeper meaning, but the whole performance is much worse than a normal elementary school performance.... More

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Ipswich, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a good value show to go and see. 500 rupees per person gives you an hour of fast paced, colourful and spectacular activity. The drummers are very skilled and the dancers elegant and very pretty in their colourful outfits. We enjoyed it. Pick up a free programme at the door so it makes some sense.

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Cape Town
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Nice to see and some of the performers are really great but it feels like a tourist trap. Some of the performers were mediocre - great it get a glimpse of the culture as it was though.

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Netanya, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very strange performance for westerns but very interesting. You will listen to Sri Lankan music (mostly drums), see dancers and see the traditional customs and musks.

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Gosford, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Easily accessible Hour performance with colour skill music and even fire walking. A bargan (Rs 500)and entertaining and welcoming hosts

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lovely thing to see. Program is ok, lasts for an hour. Ticket is 1500 rupees, but then after the show they want more. You dont have to tip them, if you dont want to.

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