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Kandyan Art Association

No. 72 Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 222231
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Noisy Performance

We were given seats on the front row which gave us a perfect view but at the same time we were so... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Tourist1361
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Naestved, Denmark
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Amateurish, ok to kill time.

Performance was quite amateurish. Despite of performing each afternoon, some dancers were obvious... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
S S
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Shanghai, China
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The Kandyan Dance is traditionally performed to percussion only. The most common drum is the Geta Beraya, which is only used in Kandyan Dance. To assist the dancer to keep rhythm a small pair of cymbals known as the Thalampota is also used.
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5 Apr 2018
“Noisy Performance”
20 Mar 2018
“Amateurish, ok to kill time.”
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No. 72 Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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+94 81 2 222231
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We were given seats on the front row which gave us a perfect view but at the same time we were so close to the stage that it was very noisy because the drummers were active throughout the show. The speaker who introduced the show...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Performance was quite amateurish. Despite of performing each afternoon, some dancers were obvious out of sync with others. Its okay for the price you pay (1000 rupees) and honestly it doesn’t really worth much more than that. Its close to tooth relics temple so if...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This dance is held in the Kandy Cultural Centre, so don’t confuse it with other dances held nearby. We found this performance quite enjoyable & informative, & would certainly recommend for a first time visitor to Kandy. For a young tourist country like Sri Lanka...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

The venue was a large dusty hall with no A/C. Some of the drapings of the stage needed attention. We were lucky and our guide got us seats at the front - it may have been a problem sitting further back as the auditorium was...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

We visited these two shops after our visit to the temple. You have to walk up steps to get to the shops. They were small but had a lot of very nice objects in them but quite a lot of them were expensive.. Me and...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Not sure if it was just our group or on the whole but there were no English explanations given in a brochure of any form while they were performing. We were quite clueless throughout. It also does not look very professional as there was little...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

This place is run by volunteers and needs more tourists to support it to improve. They offer demonstrations of old crafts that need to be handed down. I watched a great demonstration of weaving on a big loom

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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great costumes and they zoom through the routines quite quickly so even our teenagers enjoyed it . Hall is right beside Temple of the Tooth

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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The performance takes place in a poorly ventilated hall. I could see many a/c units in the ceiling but most of their lights were off. Tickets didn't assign numbered seats and the chairs were all same level so only the front seats got the good...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2016

At the basement of the cultural centre of Kandy there is a big gallery of traditional art crafts which is recommended to visit. Actually the prices are little bit expensive. But nice to watch,: for example there is big hand made wooden elephant which costs...More

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