Saturday, 5 February 2011
Chithrasena (26 January 1921-July 18 2005) who defined his era in his chosen field left an indelible footprints in the sand of time like many great personalities of humanity. His 90th birth anniversary is a seminal mark to look back on his trailblazing career in dancing with its overarching influence on Sri Lankan contemporary dancing. His greatest contribution to the field was the adaption of the traditional dance into modern theatre, thus infusing life into a dying tradition. Most of the prominent dancers and professionals in the field have either been disciples of the Chithrasena the guru or have substantially influenced by his practise.
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