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DCS – Seven Decades of Sri Lanka

Part of the DCS project

Directed by Ruwanthie de Chickera

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Dear Children Sincerely..… Seven Decades of Sri Lanka is an ensemble performance
that takes the audience through seventy years of Sri Lankan history, from the 1940s
to the 2000s, or from Independence to the end of the 30 year Civil War.

November, 2016
University of Visual and Performing Arts
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Running time – 90 mins (10 min interval)
Language - English, Sinhala, Tamil

The opening show was supported by  Office of National Unity and Reconciliation



DCS Seven Decades is a highly-charged ensemble performance of seven scenes that journey through seventy years of Sri Lanka's recent history. The piece was created
through conversations with senior citizens born in the 1930s, and through their stories, traces the dramatic socio-political journey of the Sri Lankan people, from Independence in the 1940s to the end of the war in 2009.

DCS Seven Decades was devised using the interview material generated through
the DCS project.

Sound Track