Sumudi Suraweera, Eshantha Joseph Peiris:
Dancers / Musicians / Scroll.In

Sumudi Suraweera, Eshantha Joseph Peiris:

With white sarongs draped around their waists and white turbans on their heads, two bare-chested traditional Sabaragamuwa dancers perform on stage. In the background is a contemporary jazz trio improvising music that echoes and weaves through the ritual chant. This is a juxtaposition not often seen in Sri Lanka, making the Baliphonics group compelling enough … Continue reading

Ravibandu Vidyapathi: In the Footsteps of his Father
Dancers / Musicians / The Sunday Times

Ravibandu Vidyapathi: In the Footsteps of his Father

Ravibandu Vidyapathi dances alongside the ghost of his father. Their shadows follow the two dancers as they leap and twist and then fold into each other. A little later, when Somabandu Vidyapathi’s sketches are projected onto the large screen at the Punchi theatre, they fill the space with dancers dressed in glorious costumes, frozen as … Continue reading

Christobel and Oliver Weerasinghe: A Life of Privilege
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Christobel and Oliver Weerasinghe: A Life of Privilege

Christobel Weerasinghe née Kotalawala was born on the day her father became a member of the Legislative Council. It was the beginning of the 1920s and the life she inherited was one of extraordinary privilege – her family could trace their genealogy back to the kings of Kotte and in the present her father, Sir … Continue reading