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Wednesday, 2 November 2011



Experimental dance theatre

The man in his day to day life experience and is trapped in various social happenings. Relationships, love, marriage and education snares people within certain limits and boundaries.



* Hasindu Randil Abeywickrama/ Aruna Shantha Rajathunga
* Thiwanka Lal Ranasinghe/ Manoj Preyadarshana
* Lalindra Dissanayake/ Nadeeka Tharangani
* Illme Hassim/ Lakmal Wathuyaya
* Swasthika Arulingam/ Chamal Virantha
* Aruna Priyantha/ S Dayalan


* Set & Costume Designer – M Safeer
* Music Director – Dumindu Kadigamuwa
* Creative Movement Designer – M Safeer
* Directed by – Aruna Priyantha/ Nadeeka Tharangani/ S Dayalan

A scene from the play

The cast and crew of the play

The play titled Barrels resembles life....sometimes is performed by 10 artists. They are all dressed in identical costumes. The music is also provided by the artistes themselves. Various natural sounds effects made by human and breathing sounds come to play in this act. Torch lights of different intensities provide the lighting.

This is an experimental modern theatre art act. Originally this was designed to be staged in a limited space and to a limited audience but later it was modified to suit the Proscenium theatre.

The play’s closeness to the audience enhances its communication ability. This model discusses some social situations in a different dimension using barrels and body movements. The main medium used is the body language. Instead of getting trapped to a certain language, the subject matter of the creation could be understood by any one. This gives a new vision for the local theatre art.

Barrels resembles life.....sometimes will represent Sri

Lanka at the Kathmandu International Theatre Festival. Inter Act Art Black Box Theatre Presentation experimental dance theatre will be held at the British School in Colombo on November 8 at 3.30 pm and 7 pm.



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