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Review of Kandyan Dance Performance

Kandyan Dance Performance
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$17.50*
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Private Full-Day Tour of Kandy Sights Including Kandy Cultural Dance Show
Ranked #2 of 2 Concerts & Shows in Kandy
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The kandyan heritage
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“Great cultural show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

The show we watched featured lots of dancing in colourful clothes and traditional masks to the beat of drums. There was also some fire-walking and we found the whole event very enjoyable and would recommend it.

Visited November 2012
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“Waste of time”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

it was such a badly put up show and is a definite miss. the saving grace was we were in the last row and could escape easily.

Visited December 2012
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“Light entertainment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

It offers an hour of entertainment and some insight in to the dance traditions of Sri Lanka but the level of professionalism in the performers is very varied.

Visited December 2012
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“Very kitsch”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

Everyone who visits Kandy is taken to one of the shows.
Having seen these in our countries before, Kandian show seemed very kitsch prepared for tourists that are willing to pay to see any 'national' performance.
Dancers were terrible, did not know the routine.

On a good note, a very short play with fire at the end was very good comparable tot he performance itself.

Visited June 2012
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“Quite contrary to the race reviews!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

The place was in an old Cultural Center complex. The performances are quite ordinary given I have seen so many such performances in India, Thailand, and US.

The fire drill was a bit interesting to the kids. But again it's nothing to die for.

If you are in the area and have some time go see it, don't specially take time out for it.

I would rather enjoy the hotel and the surroundings.

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