What would you do if you were stuck in the confines of a single location or space for an unknown period of time?
Following the global Corona Virus pandemic, the Ugandan government imposed a lockdown on many activities, schools inclusive. With schools closed and students stuck at home, a group of young people living on Lubya Hill, Namungoona, Kampala dreamt up an escape plan. Armed with passion and driven by a need to escape this unfamiliar situation, they re-united their dance crew after four years of on and offs and danced the lockdown away, crafting choreographies almost every day. This simple project documents their quest for freedom.
This project was an attempt to explore how young people in particular, dealt with life under lockdown, for a species that is accustomed to mobility and freedom.
“I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.”― Martha Graham