Mandala Arts presents visiting Sri Lankan dance artist and scholar Sudesh Mantillake in Chicago for a performance at Fulton Recital Hall (University of Chicago) on March 16 at 7PM and Kandyan dance workshop at Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts on March 18 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. Kandyan dance is an iconic and versatile performing arts tradition from Sri Lanka. Nearly lost during British colonization, this style of dance has been revived and practiced as a Sinhalese tradition. Encompassing energetic movements, oral traditions, and rhythms, the Kandyan form has attracted the likes of modern dance pioneers, such as Ted Shawn over the years. Master dance artist, Sudesh Mantillake, will shed light on Kandyan history and practice in Sri Lanka. Through a three hour workshop and performance, Sudesh invites participants to explore the rich Kandyan tradition. This dance form is not widely performed in the US, making this performance and workshop a special event for Mandala Arts.