Dancing to Heal

Sri Lankan lore has it that healing of mind and body can be achieved through dancing.

The country's traditional forms of dancing are varied, and are referred to as 'Low country' or' up-country dancing' depending on which part of the nation the dance forms originates.  The Tamil community also has their various forms, the most popular being 'Baratha Natyam.'

In this essay, a healing  ritualistic dance for healing being performed in a suburb in Colombo.

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