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Kandyan Dance Performance

Address: City hall, Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #9 of 28 Activities in Kandy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I was not that keen on seeing the Cultural Show in Kandy before I did see it. But having seen it, I was impressed and pleased by what I witnessed. It was a show that did not only consist of run of the mill drumming that is seen at the openings of local shows, corporate and school functions, but rather... More

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Untill my tour planner suggested me this show, I haven't heard about this. Ticket was few hundred rupees and an hour long. I wasn't really able to enjoy it as I was quite late to the show. It was a lot of drum works. Walking on burning ashes particularly interest me. I found the whole performance is quite energetic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

An hour of Kandy Traditional dancing .. lots of energy and acrobatics and some fireworks .. venue is pretty basic .. like one of those old 1960's cinema halls .. but the dancers give it their all and are totally "lost" in the dance and the music

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

These dance routines go by fast, the male drummers are not so energetic like those in African dances, but it's interesting to see the different costumes, colors, and movements as well as to learn what they mean and stand for.

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Muscat,Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

A dance show which last for an hour for on 500 rupees. A colourful show culminating in a walk on burning ashes for a couple of the performers. Highly recommended.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Anyway, there is not too much to do. This Performance is quite interesting. Yes, you have to pay to get in, and takes like one hour. We had a lot of fun at this performance. Very local, interesting and full of tradition.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Mix of various dance forms by pretty energetic and fun loving performers. A must do if you have spare time in Kandy. Gives a very good insight into Sri Lanka's culture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The show was a real treat especially after a hard day of sightseeing & touring in Kandy. The costumes were beautiful, the dance entertaining & captivating. The only thing that really bothered me was that many of the other members of the audience had no consideration for those who wanted to enjoy the show without constantly being bombarded & blinded... More

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Abu Dhabi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Beautiful Dance performance! We were sitting on the second row and we could appreciate all the spectacle! Dances, music and fire dance were amazing! Dancers were very good!

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Exeter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Wasn't sure quite what to expect but these dancers were excellent. A very entertaining show and definitely worth the money. Fire walking was an added bonus.

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