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The Channa-Upuli Performing Arts Foundation (Uncredited)

The Channa-Upuli Performing Arts Foundation

The Channa-Upuli Dance Ensemble has brought international recognition to Sri Lanka. Channa Wijewardena specializes in all forms of traditional and creative dancing in Sri Lanka – namely Kandyan, Sabaragamuwa and his own creative modern ballet. His modern dance which he calls “Body Language” is also based on “Thribanga” which signifies the three curves of a woman’s body and is a flexible style performed by his graceful dancers. Channa’s performances also include all types of traditional Sri Lankan drum patterns with the traditional Kandyan, low country and Sabaragamuwa drums. Channa learned traditional Sri Lankan dance forms under Dr.

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The Channa-Upuli Dance Ensemble 2/4/14: The Channa-Upuli Dance Ensemble

To commemorate the 66th Anniversary of Sri Lankan Independence, the world-renowned Sri Lankan dance company presents traditional dancers, drummers, a vocalist, and violinist. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Sri Lanka.

The Channa-Upuli Dance Ensemble

To commemorate the 66th Anniversary of Sri Lankan Independence, the world-renowned Sri Lankan dance company presents traditional dancers, drummers, a vocalist, and violinist. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Sri Lanka.

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