Dance Performance from Uganda

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.

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2 Responses to Dance Performance from Uganda

  1. tonya says:

    Oh that’s so cool! How long is she there for — is the job permanent?

  2. Evan says:

    Jordan’s in Uganda for about one more month. She’s there with a program (http://ajws.org/) that places young Jewish professionals in non-profit organizations in developing countries.

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