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Haman Mpadire is an emerging artist, performance maker and choreographer born in Buwenge, Eastern Uganda originally from Busoga tribe. He became interested in dance through his mother who mastered folk genre aesthetics of dance and mentored by his father who was a boxer during the late 1980’s. He studied contemporary dance at L’Ecole des Sables, danceWEB Scholarship recipient, Visa for creation laureate program of French institute Paris. Haman situates the body, soundscape, tangible objects, scenography and writings to narrate fiction and non-fictional contemporary stories, multi-tasking socio-political and cultural issues in between past, present and perception of the future. His work also explores, representation of black bodies, busoga animistic notions and multifaceted relationship between identity, visibility and colonialism, attempting to break the glass ceiling of history and stereotypes. Haman’s work intends to engage with the audience/community.