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The Theatre Company of Kenya, in collaboration with Storymoja and the Colombian Embassy in Kenya have created the first Arts & Culture exchange between Kenya and Colombia by welcoming the Colombian Dance Company ‘El Colegio del Cuerpo’ (The School of the Body) from Cartagena to Nairobi for a week of workshops, demonstrations and a specially created performance in the Michael Joseph Centre / Safaricom House.
Date: October 2, 2013 postponed to a future later date to be communicated by the organisers
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 1000 – Get tickets through M-Pesa on this number 0722554372
El Colegio del Cuerpo is a Comtemporary Dance Formation Centre, founded in 1997 by the dancers, choreographers and pedagogues Álvaro Restrepo (Colombia) and Marie France Delieuvin (France). More than 8.200 children and youngsters from underprivileged communities have so far participated in its training programme. Colombia has suffered from a non-declared civil war for more than 50 years, fortunately recently peace talks have started. ‘El Colegio del Cuerpo’ has since its inception focussed on the construction of peace by creating artistic education opportunities for everybody with talent, no matter the ethnic background or origin.
The dancers of ‘El Colegio del Cuerpo have performed in dance and theatre festivals around the world: Latin America, the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa. However, this will be their first visit to Kenya
Watch Aljazeera’s Colombia Body School
This is a unique chance to see the Colombian Dance Company ‘El Colegio del Cuerpo’ in action
Exhibition Opening Friday 12th July 2013, 7.00 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Exhibition Dates: July 15–26, 2013 [Monday-Friday]
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
The well-known Chilenian artist Iván Navarro and his wife, the French born artist Courtney Smith exhibit for the first time in Nairobi.
Though both artists work primarily in sculpture they also use video as a way of tracing the trajectories that are implied in the objects that they create. Uirapuru presents a series of short videos on a continuous loop that represent their collaborative work.
For the exhibition Uirapuru Iván Navarro and Courtney Smith will be presenting a series of short videos on a continuous loop. Both artists work primarily in sculpture but also use video as a way of tracing the trajectories that are implied in the objects that they create. Though the two artists work mainly independently, they periodically come together. Their collaborations are ongoing, ranging from pointed interventions in each other’s work to explicit hybrids, with their two languages intertwined and their two bodies of work physically imposed on one another.
For Uirapuru they will present five short videos that refer to the trajectories and circuits of anonymous characters moving through urban space.
Courtney Smith is known for her furniture-based sculpture and her investigation into the physical and psychological construction of interior spaces through the deconstruction of the elements that inhabit them.
Iván Navarro is widely recognized for his innovative work addressing the complex implications of transformation and transference of electrical energy through his ingeniously crafted luminous sculpture. Both artists are based in Brooklyn.
Germany, France, Netherlands, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Switzerland & UK
Friday 14: 3 pm – Late Bloomers, 5 pm – L’Arbre
Saturday 15: 1 pm – The Imposter, 3 pm – Easy Money & 5 pm – Love
Sunday 16: 1 pm – The Dinner Club, 3 pm – Berlin Calling & 5 pm – Searching for Sugar Man
Annual Seminar of Observatory of the Great Lakes in Africa, Nov. 29 2012 @ the Institut Catholique de Paris
IFRA is pleased to invite you to the annual seminar of the Observatory of the Great Lakes in Africa to be held at the Institut Catholique de Paris Thursday, November 29, 2012.
The presentations and discussions will be held in French and English. The seminar will be organized along three axes:
1. The evolution of political regimes in the Great Lakes
2. Challenges of regional integration
3. The current crises in the Great Lakes
The full program is available on the IFRA website
Dates: June 15-17, 2012
Venue: Kisumu Social Centre, Ondiek Road (Behind Kisumu Bus Terminal)
Time: Friday at 6.30pm, Sat & Sun at 2pm & 4pm
Participating Countries: Austria, France, Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden
Dates: June 4-10, 2012
Venue: Alliance Francaise de Mombasa Terrace Freed Building, Moi Avenue/Kwa Shibu Road
Time: 1900 Hrs
Participating Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Slovak Republic, Spain and Sweden
Dates: May 10-27, 2012
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: Weekdays 5.30 & 7.30pm, Weekends 3, 5.30 & 7.30pm
Tickets: Kshs 50
For more info: Facebook event page
Participating Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
Full programme and synopsis of all movies available on the Alliance Francaise website:
For the first time the organizing committee will be presenting community screening in Kibera, Mathare and Korogocho in collaboration with Hot Sun Foundation
The Danish film, Kidnappet (Lost in Africa) which was shot on location in Kibera has been choosen for free community screenings on Saturdays (May 12, 19 & 26)