ADTF Awurudu Udanaya
THE BACKGROUND TO THE FORMATION OF ADTF
The story begins in 2006 with the recently married Janaki Hill, who was born and grew up in the village of Arakavila, Kalutura District, WP recognising the disadvantage that children from the rural areas had, over those living in the major towns and cities, when it came to developing their creative talents and artistic abilities. Janaki herself during her latter school years attended Ruhunu Kalakavaya Low Country School of Dance, under Guru Kalinga Obeywansha, where she was able to develop her natural talents for this classical form of local dance.She then joined the famous Dhamma Jagoda Theatre Academy, where she was able to study drama, learning such skills as method acting techniques pioneered by the world famous Director Stanislawski. Whilst such institutions like those already mentioned provide dedicated students with the opportunity to develop their artistic talents,they are few and far between in cities like Colombo, yet are completely absent in the rural areas of the country.