Dances

Crane Performers brings a touch of all the regions of Uganda by exhibiting more than two dances from all regions of the country colourfully decorated and magnificent custom designed to amplify the dance movements.

Runyege, Entogoro
Is a courtship dance from Bunyoro and Toro in Western Uganda. Through this dance, participation of young men and women of Bunyoro and Toro were able to win themselves partners for marriage by dancing beautifully and men (boys) skillfully producing beautiful rhythms out of the rattles (binyege) tied on the men’s legs where the dance also gets it name.
Runyege - Entogoro

Amaggunju
This is a royal dance from Buganda – Central Uganda. It was formed for the purpose of entertaining a young King and has movements made to this effect. It used to be performed by the Mashroom clan and to date, this vibrant royal dance is performed for the King.
Amaggunju

Bwola
This is a royal dance from Acholi in the Northern part of Uganda. It displays an excellent manipulation of rhythms that Uganda can offer in both the dances and accompanists.

Nankasa, Bakisimba, MuwogolaThis comes from the Buganda region – Central Uganda. It is a royal dance that displays the beauty of women in Buganda and the fact that they are the most relaxed women in the world.
Nankasa - Bakisimba - Muwogola

Ekitaguriro
It comes from Ankole in Western Uganda. The Banyankole are cultural pastoralists and their best friend is the cow. They depend on its products in all aspects of life. This dance depicts movements made by these beautiful long horned cattle and sing to imitate the sounds made by these cows.
Ekitaguriro

Ekizino
This is a ceremonial dance from the Bakiga of the South Western Uganda. These people stay in the mountainous part of Uganda which is believed to be the coldest part of Uganda. Looking at its energy, one is tempted to think that it was a result of finding a lasting solution to the coldness to their bodies.
Ekizino

Agwara
This is a processional or ceremonial dance from West Nile performed among the Aruru speaking people. The dance gets its name from Agwaras – African trumpets that are used to accompany the dance.

Mbaga
This is a tutorial dance from Buganda. It’s the dance through which young and newly married couples were treated to sex education. The movements in this dance are all to the effect of educating young couples how to behave sexually.
Mbaga

Mwaga / Imbalu
This is a circumcision dance among the Bagisu in Eastern Uganda. The dance was formed as part of the excitement that young men as well as preparing them for initiation into man hood. With out this in Bugisu boys/ men are not men no matter the age until when circumcised.
Mwaga - Imbalu

Otwenge /Adungu
This is a contemporary dance from north western Uganda. It borrows its origin from DR Congo. The dance is mainly performed by youth by the youth as of excitement for the youth as part of excitement for their amusement.
Otwenge - Adungu

Ding ding
This is a children’s play dance from Acholi in northern Uganda. It is performed for the purpose of play and self amusement for the children and its mainly performed by only young girls.
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Amranda /Entore
This dance comes from South western Uganda but its origin is from Rwanda. The dance shows the beauty of the men and women of Rwanda their ability to move their bodies especially hands and heads in a magical style.

Zulu
Crane performers also treat you to a number of dance movements and songs from the South African Zulu cultures. These energetic dances are truly presented with passion by the Crane dancers.

Our experience and performance base gives us ability flexibly learn and perform other dances from all other cultures of the world such as Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

Your association with the Crane Performers guarantees you excellent results in the world of cultural entertainment because by so doing you dealing with experts and best at doing it.

Speciality in performance

Among the dances the troupe can ably perform, we can proudly claim that from the public view, we are favourites for the for the Ennanga & Kizino dance from Kigezi, Runyege/Ntogoro from Bunyoro and Tooro, Kitaguriro from Ankole, Ding Ding from Acholi, Imbalu from Bugisu, and Amagunju & Bakisimba dances from Buganda.

In addition to the dances, we have extensively researched the origins/ meanings of a variety of folk traditional songs from the various cultures of Uganda, artistically orchestrated them and when amplified, they spice up the interludes between dances.