Sri Lanka’s culture comprises of various dance form that includes low country, Kanyadan, Kolam, Devil dancing, Sabaragamuwa etc. Most of these dancers are performed in different processions that takes place round the year. Dance formats are presented in different varieties like sword-dancing, fire-dancing, drum-dancing, Nai-andi dancing, mask dancing and Kulunatum. “Kanda Esala Perahera” is one such event, where one can witness all of these dance forms. This event take place in the month of August.
Apart from this there are cultural shows organized in hotels and tourist destinations, where traditional dancing groups perform in front of the tourists. Traditional dancing is also part of ceremonies in Sri Lanka, which includes weddings as well.
Some of the most popular dance groups in Sri Lanka are:
Another notable dance group is “Visha School of Dance Dehiwala”, which has not only promoted the traditional dance forms of Sri Lanka but also has represented Sri Lanka on many international events. They can be reached on the following number:
One of the most accomplished and famous dancers in Sri Lanka is “Master Chithrasena”, who has promoted Sri Lanka dance forms on the international platforms.