- Fusing Music and Dance in Theatre
Bridging the gap between various Performing Arts
- 6th May
- 12 am
- Uganda Museum
Abdul Kinyenya is the Founder of Batalo East, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing well-rounded young people through traditional and urban dance education, festivals, workshops, outreaches, theatre and social entrepreneurship. He is an educator, choreographer and entrepreneur with a passion for catalyzing social development through the creative arts and business partnerships.
Abdul has been a WIEF Young Leaders Network Fellow, a Hip Hop dance Ambassador with the U.S. State Department, a grants advisor for the pollination project and the Artistic Director of Uganda’s best-know hip hop group, Tabu Flo who won the young achievers award in 2011.
Currently a “dance-fusion” instructor in enrichment, fitness and wellbeing concept at Ambrosoli and Gems Cambridge international school, Abdul is also an accomplished facilitator in workshops and dialogues on dance movements and advocacy for the arts in East Africa. He has developed concepts for up cycling, including the Urban Market, an offshoot of Batalo East, which markets recycled/redesigned clothing to support sustainable programming.
Through his dedication to advocate for communities in need of a voice, some of his choreographed works have focused on addressing social issues, including ‘ill-legitimate” about child labor, The Speech (freedom of expression with Tabu flo), food security in Karamoja, sustainable construction of safe green houses and water protection among others in northeastern Uganda. With great passion for photography he continues with his dedication to social developments.