Jonas Byaruhanga – Uganda

Keiga  Dance Company

Jonas Byaruhanga is one of the few young people that are making a living from their hobbies. He is the founder and artistic director of Keiga Dance Company, which is based at the National Theater. Since its inception, the Company has been invited to attend and perform at various international dance festivals such as the Indian Ocean Choreographic Encounters (France), the Kunsten Festival Des Arts (Belgium), the African Creations Platform (Mozambique), KaayFecc Festival (Senegal) and the FNB Dance Umbrella (South Africa), Visa2dance Festival 2009-2010 (Tanzania), FESPAD festival (Rwanda), Tanzim August (Germany), Kontakt Festival (Germany) Theatre Marathon (Germany), Tanztheater Festival (Germany), RegensburgerTanztage (Germany), Julidans (Netherlands), Afropfingsten (Switzerland) and has also performed in dance venues such as Ballet Akedemie(Sweden), Tanzhaus NRW (Germany) and EWERK (Germany). The company has some of Uganda’s great dancers the likes of JonasByaruhanga, Samuel Ibanda, Ken Ssewanyana, Ruva Walter und Kaddu Michael Gagawala.