Kandyan dancing

Kandyan dancing originated as an all night ceremony in honour of the god Kohomba. We went to watch some at the Kandy cultural centre.
It has 5 main types of dancing:
1. Ves, in honour of kohomba, it involves lots of backflips.

2.Pantheru, they use small tambourines called pantheru.

3.Udekki, they use small drums whilst dancing.

4.Naiyandi, male dancers wear jangly chest plates.

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5.vannam, it describes emotions or objects in nature like animals and plants.

All of the dances are accompanied with drummers.

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We also watched some fire dancers who walked over burning coal!!

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