Colombo Dance Platform - Kaka Dupatha (The Raven Island) (HD)





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Published on Mar 3, 2013

'The Raven Island' is a meeting point of three individual artists from three different art practices in Sri Lanka; a painter, a photographer and a contemporary dancer.

The center piece of this rendezvous is a painting by Amarajeewa who believes that the most valuable of our bodily possessions are a heart beat's distance away from being extracted by a myriad of entities and processes, ranging from our closest friend to the processes of global capitalism.

Rajakaruna who observes the behavioral patterns of crows as metropolitan inhabitants creates a video art around Amarajeewa's painting which becomes an interactive backdrop to Upendra's contemporary dance performance. He is one of the principal dancers of nATANDA Theatre which re-examines the perception of the crow in their dance production 'Ravens'.

The Raven Island' is a collage of unfulfilled expressions of an inescapable truth that may appear extremely personal but which are nevertheless societal in contemporary Sri Lanka.

T. P. G. Amarajeewa is a visual artist who has several solo and group exhibitions to his credit. He holds a BA (Fine Arts) from the University of Visual Arts, Colombo.

Anoma Rajakaruna is a photographer, filmmaker and a writer who uses different mediums for different expressions. She holds a MA (Sociology) from University of Kelaniya.

Malith Upendra is a contemporary dancer and a trainer who is the assistant artistic director of nATANDA DanceTheatre. He holds a First Class BA (Modern Languages) from the University of Kelaniya.


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