Performer and Tutor
Alfdaniels Mabingo holds a Ph.D. in Dance Studies from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and is a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship in the U.S. Born and raised in his native village, Mbuukiro, in central Uganda, he has taught dance courses at Makerere University, Uganda; the University of Auckland, New Zealand; New York University, the U.S.; and Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Jamaica.
Mabingo’s upcoming book titled Ubuntu as Dance Pedagogy: Individuality, Community and Inclusion in Uganda will be published under the book series Critical Studies in Dance Leadership and Inclusion. He has extensive experience working with diverse communities, which include children, people with disabilities, youth, and women’s organisations, orphanages, among others in Uganda, Rwanda, the U.S. and New Zealand.
His community dance philosophy seeks to allow individual participants to contribute to and learn from the experience of making, sharing, learning, and celebrating dance regardless of their abilities, racial background, cultural beliefs, and socio-economic circumstances.