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Atim Rozmerie On how to effectively use dance as a tool for Creativity in Story Telling

Dance is a fully-fledged art form, belonging to the ‘performing arts’, a goal in itself and a means of allowing a human being to express his inner feelings, thoughts and experiences. Dance has its own content, vocabulary, skills, and techniques, which must be understood and applied to be proficient in the art.

In Dance, human movement becomes the medium for sensing, understanding, and communicating ideas, feelings, and experiences.

Atim Rozmerie, a 28year old Ugandan professional dancer, choreographer, artistic director and also a graduate from Makerere University with BA in Dance shares on how one can effectively use dance as a tool for Creativity.

Focus On Purpose of the story: The intended message of the story will guide you on how to communicate through movement.

Origin of the story: If it’s based on real life happenings, it will guide you on the exact choice of music, costumes, and styles of dance to use.

Emotion: This can be communicated through facial expressions .It adds value to the movement giving it deeper meaning.

Script: The most important thing is to make the script as clear as possible so that it can translate perfectly on stage. When the audience gets the story then the choreographer and dancers have done their job.

Rozmerie trains in most forms of dance but mostly enjoys Graham techniques, Vogue, whacking, dance hall, Afro house, Jazz, traditional Ugandan dances, Hip-hop and African contemporary styles. She is one of the most popular dance acts in Uganda.

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