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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

While I must commend the dance troupe for their energetic performance the set up itself was quite basic. The dance happens in a hotel ballroom on a small stage. There is no backdrop or any decorations. The lighting is basic. The performers gather behind banquet tables(thankfully draped with table clothes) turned on their sides before walking on to the stage. The drumming within the confines of the ballroom can be a bit overbearing. The firewalking part of the event happens in the hotel parking which is next to the road. Traffic slows down while pedestrians stop to see what is happening.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Kandy is also the place where you can enjoy some local classical dance performances. These are nice 1 hour show to connect with local culture...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 284umanga
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Had the opportunity to see Sri Lankan music & dance performances twice before this - at a wedding & at our hotel. On arriving, the performance area was quite full, hot & stuffy despite the fans being used.

The show went for around an hour or around 10 performance items, however despite some costume changes each piece is very similar - a few drums, a 'flute' & a symbol/tamborine type instrument. After a few pieces they tend to blend together with the occasional variant - plate twirling, fire eating/twirling, drum solos.

I think 30 minutes would have been adequate for all attendees even if they hadn't seen it before - I noticed some people left after 40 or so minutes (unsure if too long or their bus was leaving).

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter E
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

This was billed in our itinerary as ‘An Evening of Amazing Kandyan Dancing’.

Do not fall for this. It is nothing more than a one hour dance show in the Dom and dated back room of a hotel, with a creaking stage, and not even an attempt to put any decorations up to make it feel vibrant or authentic. Half the dancers were not in time and some of the ‘outfits’ Leo’s falling apart.

And then you get to the fire walking show. Which is a bloke in fancy dress in a backstreet car park walking on some burning ashes in a steel lid.

Utter rubbish. Felt like we were in the TV series Benidorm.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

The performance was good although not quite my taste of music, performance was good but the seating was awful no room and all the same level so if your sat more than 4 rows back all you can see is the back of people's heads.
Some parts where a bit tacky and made me cringe.
The fire walking and fire breathing was good although the location of the performance could be improved.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hawkeys
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