troupe in drumming treat
From its beginnings, Trinity has displayed
a reverence for Sri Lanka's rich cultural heritage.
The introduction of Kandyan dancing, Dumbara mat weaving,
farming and woodcraft under able gurunanses and teachers,
into the regular curriculum at the turn of the 20th
Century came decades before the Government and other
schools were inspired to act accordingly.
This tradition is still clasped passionately
by Trinitians. Perhaps, Trinity's purest tribute to
the skill and genius of our ancients is its chapel,
built "in the vernacular", not to an alien
Gothic or Byzantine design.
The TCK OBA, in collaboration with
the School's Aesthetic Department has organized a multi-cultural
event on Saturday, October 21 at the Ladies College
auditorium. Included in the programme are performances
by the Kandyan Drum & Dance Troupe, the Oriental
Music Society, the Bharatha Natyam and Carnatic Music
Society and the Western Music Society of Trinity College.
The Drum & Dance Troupe created
in 1972 has over the years performed before local and
overseas audiences to win accolades and prizes in Continental
Europe and Great Britain, including the prestigious
Eisteddfod Festival. The multi-cultural heritage and
cosmopolitan composition of Trinity College will find
expression at this opulent event.
The country's foremost painter, Stanley
Kirinde who wears the mantle bequeathed to him by fellow
Trinitians George Keyt, David Paynter and Donald Ramanayake
will be the Chief Guest. Tickets are available at Eye
Emporium, Flower Road (opposite Ladies College).