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“Was good, but they can probably cut it a bit short” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Kandyan Dance Performance

Kandyan Dance Performance
City hall, Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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“Was good, but they can probably cut it a bit short”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I am a dance lover so I was really looking forward to this one. Okay to start, I liked the cultural dance performance as such, but then the dance went on for an hour, and the steps looked repetitive towards the end.
The dance picked up in between when this guy entered and did some awesome somersaults but then again the energy level dipped.
In the end, two guys walked on burning coal, and looked like they enjoyed it. Hats off to them, but I would rather prefer not seeing something like that. :(
The whole performance was definitely fun to watch, but I just think it doesn't require to be stretched across a full hour.
Also, if they can probably add a five minutes talk in the start about the history of how and when this dance originated and give a bit of background about it, it would be a bit more engaging for the tourists.

Visited November 2012
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“tailor made for tourists”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

this is tailor made for tourists. If you are from south-east asia, this may turn out to be boring for you as you may see nothing new. Entry fees is very high for non-asian tourists. parking is a problem outside the complex. be careful with the wooden benches in there as some of them have bugs. Better to sit in plastic chairs at the first level.

Visited December 2012
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Shaldon, United Kingdom
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“A colourful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

These dancers were great very energetic and colourful. The performance lasted about an hour and a half ending with a hot coals walking stunt.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“for the benefit of the tourists-but interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Although this is a spectacle aimed exclusively at the tourists who fill up the specially-constructed theatre, it was a good opportunity to view dancing/drum playing which otherwise the visitor might not have the chance to see on a short visit.
The fire-eating and walking on fire at the end of the dances was interesting too.

Visited February 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Average performance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Enjoyed the performance but could have given it a miss. The performers were robotic in their performance.

Visited February 2013
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