Un Yamada who is a well-known dancer and choreographer of Japan has arrived to Sri Lanka and performed with students of the faculty of Dance & Drama, UVPA on 28th July 2017. This programme was a collaborative work with the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka. Ms. Un Yamada has conducted several workshops to our undergraduates and shared her knowledge and experiences in contemporary dances.
The University of the Visual and Performing Arts and the Seychelles Institute of Art and Design of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development has signed a memorandum of understanding on 4th July 2014 with concurrence to the Art Festival “Saundaryabhimani 2017”. The Director, Mrs. Christine Chetty Paet, Director of the Seychelles Institute arrived to the University and explained the objective of this memorandum of Understanding is to establish a framework for academic cooperation between the UVPA and the SIAD thereby developing collaboration in faculty development, joint student activities and other related activates mutually agreed upon by both parties.
The “Tri Horrors” Oriental Ballet was staged at the Nelum Pokuna on 27th July 2017 at 6.30 pm in collaboration with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs.
The mode of oriental ballet was a most popular art form during the 60s and 70s in Sri Lanka. However, it is at present one of the dying art forms in our country. Hence, the National Dance and Oriental Advisory Board of the Cultural Ministry decided to take necessary steps for developing this valuable art form under Prof. Ariyarathne Kaluarachchi, Vice Chancellor direction and Prof. Kaluarachchi choreographed the “Try Horrors” Oriental Ballet. The cast of the ballet was nearly 250 comprised with university students, academics, dancers from state dance ensemble and cultural troupe from Sri Lanka Navy.