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Residency with Anton Rudakov

Anton Rudakov was born in St. Petersburg and studied at the Vaganova Ballet Academy. His BA degree in 2000 wafollowed by an engagement at the Boris Eifmann Ballettcompany. In 2002 he moved to Aalto Ballett Theater Essen. Since the beginning of the 2007 season, he has been a member of the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. In 2014- 2015 he participated in several international competitions for choreographers and dance festivals. In October 2017, Anton Rudakov completed a master’s degree in Performance Studies at the University of Hamburg. Since his graduation he worked with various artistic projects with; NW Portland Dance Project US, Skopje Dance Theatre, TanzKollektiv Bremen, Erfurt Tanz Theater, Kunsthalle Bremen, Nederlandse Reiseopera. His choreographic creations were shown in various International Festivals. In the summer 2021 he received the Hessian Theater award for his dance creation “Impo(R)tant” He is currently in an artistic residency at Ensibuko Arts Foundation from 28th January till 26th February.

MEET THE ARTIST IN RESIDENCY

Amany Atef will be joining us the beginning of 2022 in march. She will be developing her artistic works alongside working as a contemporary and ballet teacher for the Jinja and neighboring communities. Under the creative direction of Ensibuko, she will also develop new works with the girls on different topics of gender and inclusion. Thank you to Fanak Fund for supporting her work with us. Amany Atef is a freelance dancer, Choreographer, Contemporary dance instructor, and actress. Shestudied drama (acting & directing) for theater for four years, it’s her bachelor’s degree in college, andthen she worked as a professional theatre actress in the national theatres of Cairo for two years 2009 – She also worked as a stage manager and production assistant at 2B continued festival for twoyears (The American University in Cairo). In 2012 Amany joined Cairo Contemporary Dance Center(CCDC) as a full-time student for the three years program to have a diploma in contemporary dance.In 2013 she was selected for a fully-funded scholarship in Dancing on the Edge (DOTE) at Henny JurriĆ«nsStichting Foundation (HJS), Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2014 Amany choreographed (Hard Shell) aphysical theater dance performance as a part of Cairo Contemporary Dance Center (CCDC) platform /Euro – Arab Dance and Performance Meeting in Cairo; therefore, she was invited by ONDA (Officenational de diffusion artistique) for her second fully funded scholarship for her performance (Hard Shell)to attend choreographic workshops at Camping (an intensive choreography program) at the CentreNational de la Danse (CN D) Panin, Paris, France.

Practice spaces

Hello Everyone, thank you for being part of Ensibuko, We are happy to pronounce that our new artistic spaces in Jinja will be open very effective December 2021. We have worked on our renewals and other new collaborations to have the arts spaces preserved. We are also working on a partnership with the Innovation village Jinja to have a conducive environment for Urban and contemporary dance and creative makers. Details will be out soon.

PLASTICATION

We recently worked on a site-specific environmental dance theater project choreographed by our Koloto Siraji. The project Plastication projects the future of our relationship with the environment following the rapid increment in plastic disposal. Videos and more details will be out soon

Re-opening

We are working on new partnerships to widen the cultural spaces in jinja, we will pronounce our schedules and venues in a couple of weeks. As you all have had tough times with the covid situation, similarly here. However, we can only promise better programing for our upcoming activities. See you all really soon

Global Stance Workshops

The Global stance workshops were a collaboration between skillz and Ensibuko. The workshops featured dance classes by renown Ugandan choreographers aiming to increase dancers’ knowledge in dance. The project was funded by the British council in Uganda.

Call For Artists

We seek dancers, dance teachers, choreographers and curators who would love to visit us for a period of time and share their skills and experience to the young dancers in our academy. Work to create with them and also collaborate with our local choreographers. Interested artists can apply through this online form  

Ensibuko Arts Festival 2019

The Ensibuko Arts Festival 2019 featured acts, performance and thaetre presentations from young upcoming dance artists and established arts companies and solo performers from across Uganda and Congo. Bringing together an audience of people from diverse cultures, backgrounds and countries.

Make a Move

We are currently in need of financial support. We are running a fundraiser. All year long we provide dance arts workshops to vulnerable communities in Uganda, culminating in our international arts festival. Hundreds benefit from our programs but none of this is possible without funds. Be a part of the EAF movement by donating to our make a move fundraiser today. Please check the contact tab and reach us in any easy way you will find fit. EMAIL: ensibukoartsfoundation@gmail.com

Ensibuko Arts Festival 2018

The 2018 festival featured dance performances, live graffiti painting, ancient traditional games, fashion theatre, dance theatre, poetry and arts workshops. All following the theme (Journey Through my Past)

Community Jam

In 2014, EAF held a free youth community event at the walukuba community centre. The event featured Dance workshops (Popping, Breakdance and Afro house). Wrapped up with dance battles, showcases and performances, and motivational speeches. Young creatives from Jinja, Mbiko, Kampala, Mbale and Gulu featured in the workshops and the battles plus showcases.