Contemporary Dance in Sri Lanka

Contemporary Dance in Sri Lanka © Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut offers the possibility to exchange ideas with different formats to professional dancers as well as students who would like to think outside the box of their traditional dance spectrum.


Choreography Camps

In 2017, the first choreography camp was held, in which dancers and actors learned various methods for the conception of choreographies with the help of international mentors. The Goethe-Institut supports the network of independent performance artists in Sri Lanka and aims to intensify the local and international view of this network.


Colombo Dance Platform

In 2010, the Colombo Dance Platform was established by the Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka and the Forum for Contemporary Dance to promote contemporary dance in Sri Lanka. The biennial platform creates space for artistic development, a forum for discussion between artists with diverse backgrounds and an interested audience. One aim of the event is to present and reflect on the past, present and future of dance and choreography. The platforms were curated by international and Sri Lankan dance professionals. From the acquaintance of the Sri Lankan and German dancers Venuri Perera and Lea Moro on a past dance platform, the idea for a German-Sri Lankan co-production has developed, which took place in 2018.