Ndere Dance Troupe in Kampala, Uganda
Since this past June, my older sister Jordan has been living in Uganda and working at a health and human rights non-profit organization. She has ample time on weekends to travel, and every Monday I look forward to an email that fills me in on her weekend adventures. If I’m lucky (and if her internet connection is working – Uganda has frequent blackouts that sometimes last for days), I even receive some photos. This past weekend Jordan and some friends went to Kampala, the capital and largest city in Uganda, and she excitedly wrote to me about a dance performance she attended. Here’s an excerpt from her email:
“We went to see a local Ugandan dance troupe (Ndere Dance Troupe) which was fabulous. Evan, you would have loved it. The dancers had gorgeous costumes and balanced many different objects on their heads – including enormous wooden drums and stacks of porcelain urns – while dancing around rather vigorously.”
There seems to be a lull in live dance here in New York City, so I was thrilled to read about an international dance performance. Here are some of Jordan’s photos showing the Ugandan dancers and musicians in elaborate costumes.