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PE: Bakiga Dance

posted 7 Nov 2017, 11:41 by Jenni Stanley
As part of our learning about different cultures around the world, we are focusing on learning the steps of the Bakiga people who live around Lake Bunyoni in Uganda. The circle is important and our warm up using words from the Bakiga language and the drum and percussion instruments from Lake Bunyoni help us to prepare for the learning of new steps.  The dance is for the community and the dancers involved so we do not face an audience, we are all involved through the circle formation. Energetic and powerful steps together with keeping a strong beat and jumping high are all important in the Bakiga dance.