Performing at Pathways 11/10/23 and other island location with The Yard programs.
The Yard welcomes back Ugandan dancer, educator and musician Godfrey Muwulya for their East African Dance and Drumming Program.
Godfrey is in residence on Martha’s Vineyard from November 6th -15th to teach East African Dance and Drumming to 4th and 5th graders at 5 different schools on the Island. Students will perform together for their teachers, families and the general public to showcase their new skills at the MV Performing Arts Center on Nov. 15th, He will also teach AdultMovement Classes during his residency.Nov.11th at 11 am at Slough Farm. All levels welcomed! Admission at the door. For info and to register visit this link: https://www.sloughfarm.org/register/east-african-dance-with-godfrey-muwulya
On Friday, November 10th, Godfrey returns, for the third time, to PathwaysARTS’ fall/winter home at the Chilmark Tavern.
After Godfrey’s performance he will lead a dance class for all ages.
He will be accompanied by Rick Bausman & The Sliptime Band (guitars, bass & drums) plus the Milokan Drummers, comprised of: Roberta Kirn, Banker White, Bruce MacNelly, Luke Lafaber, Rick Bausman, Jude Villa, Mark Hurwitz, Brian Weiland, and others.
About Godfrey Muwulya
Master East African teacher and performing artist, Godfrey Muwulya began training as a dancer and musician in his native Uganda at the age of five. He later joined the foremost Ndere Troupe, Uganda’s cultural ambassadors to the world, as their lead dancer and instrumentalist. Three years later he started performing and traveling as a solo dancer, teacher and instrumentalist, embarking on a solo career which led him across Europe, to Japan, and eventually throughout the United States.
Godfrey was partly based in New York City from 2012 where he performed at Radio City Music Hall, The National Arts Club, and with his students in the Faculty Concert at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. He performed in the Black Dance Theater’s Dance Africa, and at BAM’s ’30 Years of Dance Africa,’ for which he was featured in the New York Times after his standout performance. Godfrey also worked with Barry Blumenfeld, the President of New York State Dance Education Association (NYSDEA), with videos produced which aired on New York and New Jersey television stations.
He has worked with numerous dance companies, universities and schools: including NYU, Marymount College, NY, 92nd Street Y, Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation, AnaHATA Dance Company, Peri Dance Studio, MJM Dance Company, the University of Arkansas, Dance Educational Laboratory, Delaware, amongst others. He conducts dance workshops in Boston schools in the summer, and across the United States — as well as The Yard / Chilmark, PathwaysARTS and all Martha’s Vineyard schools.