Ssempijja Robert

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Column : Dance
Contact details Ssempijja Robert
Kampala
Tel. : 256702494997
Uganda
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Robert is a versatile dance performer, teacher and choreographer who has had a career in informal and formal dance settings experiencing various dance styles.
Robert started dancing at the tender age of 12 in a traditional dance troupe called Sauti Africa. After this, he joined Bavubuka All Stars, a local hip-hop canvas based in Uganda where he engaged in break dance and graffiti. He stayed with this organisation for 2 years, leaving when the program left his neighbourhood.
Genres:
Traditional Ugandan dance which he loves because he is more competent in this style
Break dance
Robert started Speed and Funky dance, a community based project for 10-15 year olds in 2010. He believes that the project will evolve into a dance academy. He hopes to create a space for children to improve their dance abilities.
Robert sponsors 2 children at Gujjating African Art, where he stays. This organisation empowers the youth through art and he is the program coordinator.
Ongoing activities:
He is on a 6-month dance-training course with Nkwanzi, a traditional dance troupe where he is learning contemporary and traditional dance.
Works/ Performance history:
He worked with Uganda National Contemporary Ballet form 2012-2013
Sauti Africa
He teaches dance at Kyampisi Child care ministries where he teaches traditional Ugandan dance
He took part in the inaugural Guerrilla Arts traditional dance camp in December 2013
Dance Transmissions dance workshop by Olivier Tarpaga, a celebrated dancer from Burkina Faso

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