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Bharatanatyam Dancers – Hetadage

Polonnaruwa, c. 11th century AD

Lion Pond, Mihintale c. 3rd century BC (Below)
At dusk, as the sun sets the stones afire
They come alive these dancers, from their tribhanga friezes
Knees bending, hips swaying, heads tilting; their bodies curve and flow;
Like a troupe visiting from Karnataka
Their fluid moves ignite balustrades down the contours of time