Welcome to nATANDA.
nATANDA is a modern dance troupe based in Colombo, founded as a non-profit organization by Kapila Palihawadana in 2002, trained in Germany for Modern Dance.The nATANDA dance troupe is trained in modern and classical Sri Lankan dance, showcasing their work in Sri Lanka and Thailand. nATANDA has also provided dance workshops to over 1500 young people so far. It pushes the boundaries of dance theatre, looking beyond form, physicality, culture and geography, to richly and vibrantly portray aspects of life and nature.
nATANDA is Sri Lanka’s first contemporary dance company. Its choreographic style is distinctive not only in how it fuses traditional Kandyan dance, Ballet, yoga and Bharatha Naatyam in its creation of contemporary Sri Lankan dance theatre, but also in the way it challenges its dancers to express their individual personalities and bodies in a collective process.
Mohamed Shiyan Doole
Rakitha Dilshan Malewana