Here is some video from the Battery Dance performance, one of the Sri Lankan fillers. It was my favorite. The quality is unbelievably crap, it’s 4x zoom on a photo camera and compressed within an inch of its life. The drums carry and Thaji’s limbs are unbelievably long, so perhaps the experience is a little tangible. To watch click play. For Sri Lankan connections I recommend pausing the video, browsing something else and coming back when it’s fully loaded. If you’re on a decent international connection it should load just fine. My main experience with Kandyan drumming is the lackluster drummers at weddings, but this is something else. The movements are lithe and angular and at the same time communicative. The dancer is Thaji from the inestimable Chitrasena school (and family) and the venue is Bishop’s Auditorium.