After a few days rest in Juba I got back to work on various subjects and one of them was to capture an award ceremony at a new school here in Juba. I must say that it was a breath of fresh air to see children that were full of pride and happiness after documenting for a few weeks people living in difficult conditions like returnee camps, slums or brothels.
So in this blog entry I want to focus on a traditional Dinka dance performed during the ceremony. The purpose of the dance is for young adults to find suitable partners and at moments it is very evocative and energetic.
I highly enjoyed watching these kids dance and sing under the sun with the rhythm of African drums and as such I tried to convey the energy, innuendos and youthfulness of the scene. Let me know if I succeeded.
On another note I’m off this afternoon on an assignment to Aweil (North West of Country) to document refugees there for a few days. So will most likely drop off the net during this time.
See you on the next post!