Kalubi Mukengela / Indigo Dance Company

Kalubi Mukengela / Indigo Dance Company

Monday 13-Friday 17 March

Kalubi has been dancing, singing and acting since she was three years old and started with traditional Luba Dance. She was born and grew up in Belgium and moved to Scotland to train at the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance. She did a Master in Dance Science and Education at the University of Edinburgh. Kalubi believes that amazing things can come out of the cross over between different cultures.

Kalubi is planning to use this residency as a starting point to codify, explore, research, and develop the traditional Luba Dance of Democratic Republic of Congo. This has never been done before and if it’s not done, this dance style is in danger of being forgotten. Tradition changes with time and Kalubi is interested in exploring how traditional moves can remain relevant nowadays.

What is African Contemporary Dance and what does it look like?

This work is an exploration of the traditional Luba and Kuba dances from DR Congo.
We will  journey through the steps, the rhythms and the meanings of ancestral movements passed on from generation to generations to ultimately make their way into the 21st century.

Drummer: Nemo Ganguli

Friday 17 March | 15:00-16:00 | Residency Sharing | Free | BOOK HERE

Supported through the Traditional Dance Residency in partnership with the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland.