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Kandyan Dancing

Ceylon, 1961 (MIFF 1962, Near Neighbours)

Director: A. Seneviratna

The film shows the famous Kandyan Dance in its entirety and details of its variations. We also see portion of the annual pageant in Kandy, "Kandy Perahera".

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