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Muguwa

Muguwa (rope, Luganda) explores the duality, fluidity and anchoring within man’s journey.

Director and Choreographer Abdul ‘Abdanger’ Kinyenya (Kampala) and Creative Producer Antonio Ssebuuma Bukhar (Leeds) showcase the greater struggle taking place deep inside man’s battle within himself. Using the influence of martial arts and original music and soundscapes from Faizal Mostrixx (Paris), this exhilarating contemporary dance piece highlights themes of identity, insight, trauma and transformation of the male narrative. Abdul, Antonio and Faizal are all part of the Uganda-based Tabu Flow Dance Crew.

“Since we all go through internal struggle regardless of our colours, nationalities and tribes, we tend to have clashes of values and desires. And it is this conflict within that creates the urge to fight both physically and internally. The power of observing and coming to terms with this internal individual process creates an urgency of inquiry and using dance choreography as a major drive excites me and puts importance on the possibility of creating peace within oneself.” —Director, Abdul ‘Abdanger’ Kinyenya