Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY’s Pahim Path Mangalya

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

College of Staten Island, Williamson Theater

2800 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance is please to partner with the Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY for the production of Nrutha Haramba Sara IV.

In August 2014, the Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY conducted the first ever Pahim Path Mangalya held in the United States, graduating a cohort of senior dancers on to the next level in Kandyan dance. On July 27th, 2019 SLDA will be graduating their next group of 9 dancers. After undertaking years of training, they are rewarded with this ceremony, where a distinguished headdress is placed on their heads, and are ordained to perform dance rituals before stepping foot on to stage. A debut dance of a new generation of tradition bearers, this show will be a transnational collaboration that goes beyond basic stage performance.

A chance to immerse yourself in authentic Sri Lankan dance culture. Contact us to purchase your tickets today!