Sri Lanka Day Expo & Parade, a virtual Global Celebration, was launched in the United States on the Sri Lanka Foundation International Virtual Platform on August 13th and 14th, 2022. This epic event introduced Sri Lanka’s historical heritage and culture, music, dance forms, and local food and products to a worldwide audience. All that and more while being entertained by breathtaking cultural performances, you can click on the videos below to watch the spectacular performances if you missed the event.
Throughout the two-day festivities, mesmerizing dance and music performances included Sri Lankan traditional music, dances, art, and theatre staged from Sri Lanka, Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, the U.K., and India. The performances were interspersed with a cultural fashion show with Sri Lankan models showcasing Sri Lankan outfits of different styles.
Click on the links below to watch the Performances by the Sri Lanka Foundation Academy of Performing Arts, formed in 2015, the only Accredited Sri Lankan Traditional Performing Arts in the USA. Its mission is to preserve, support, celebrate and present to a wide range of audiences the culture, language, dance and arts of Sri Lanka through performances, workshops, educational outreach programs, and formal instruction.
1) The Sri Lanka Day Theme Song dance performed by SLF Academy of Performing Arts Students is a message to all Sri Lankans to come together on this Sri Lanka Day to celebrate Sri Lankan culture and heritage.
2)This performance depicts masculinity and female elegance smoothly tochzuning the unique classical theatrical effects of the Kandyan dance of Sri Lanka performed by SLF Academy of Performing Arts External Lecturers Nirosha Wijegunasekare and Akila Palipana.
Stay tuned with us to watch more videos of the Amazing Cultural Performances next week!!!!