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Multimedia-Performance: Water! Scenes & Beats as Basis of our Life, Nov. 21 & 22 2014 @ Goethe-Institut

The multimedia performance ‘Water!’ shows in an entertaining fashion why it is worth fighting peacefully for this unique natural resource.

Dates and Time: 21.November 2014, 2 pm & 7 pm and 22. November 2014, 7 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Admission free

November 17, 2014 at 2:18 pm Leave a comment

Workshop + Première: Acting for Camera + Staub auf unseren Herzen – Dust on our Hearts, Oct. 29 2014 @ Goethe Institut

Workshop – Acting for Camera
GOETHE-INSTITUT KENYA in conjunction with UDADA Festival takes pleasure inviting you to attend the workshop “Acting for Camera” held by Stephanie Stremler, leading actress in “Staub auf unseren Herzen – Dust on our Hearts” at Goethe-Institut Auditorium on Wednesday 29th October 2014 from 9.00 – 11.30 am

Stephanie Stremler studied acting from 1998 to 2002 in the Ernst Busch Academy in Berlin. After finishing studies, Stephanie played main parts in various theater productions, for example at Staatstheater Kassel, Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, and The Helmi International Puppet Theatre. She took part in various cinema, short film and television productions and sings in her band BETON. ADDICTED TO ACTING, a seven years documentary for cinema, directed by Andres Veiel, won the Berlinale Panorama Audience Award 2004. The award winning mother-daughter drama DUST ON OUR HEARTS by Hanna Doose, was based on a short treatment, the dialogues of the film are improvised in front of the running camera.

Kenyan Première
Kenyan Première of the award winning movie at Goethe-Institut Auditorium on Wednesday 29th October at 4.00 pm
“Staub auf unseren Herzen – Dust on our Hearts” 87 mins, 2013
Director: Hanna Doose, Writer: Hanna Doose
Stars: Susanne Lothar, Stephanie Stremler, Oskar Bökelmann

DUST ON OUR HEARTS follows 30-year-old Kathi, who dreams of succeeding as an actress in Berlin. Her overbearing mother Chris works as a life coach and likes to apply her professional knowledge to analyse her daughter’s problems, at times to great humorous effect and with strong hints at Cassavettes’ legendary acting techniques. When Kathi’s father suddenly returns after a 15-year absence, she finds herself in a cross-fire between her bickering parents. To complicate matters, Kathi temporarily loses her own four-year-old son.
* AUDIENCE AWARD – at Filmfest München 2012: FÖRDERPREIS Regie und Produktion, Tele5
* FIRST STEPS AWARD 2012 in the category of full length feature film
* DEFA Foundation Prize for the promotion of artistic newcomers
* BEST DIRECTING, New German Cinema, Filmfest Munich 2012
* BEST PRODUCTION, New German Cinema, Filmfest Munich 2012

October 29, 2014 at 10:27 am Leave a comment

Concert : Playing Outside the Box – The Cnirbs Jazz Trio Tours Africa, Oct. 18 2014 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

Playing Outside the Box - The Cnirbs Jazz Trio Tours Africa,
Date & Time: Saturday, 18th October 2014, 7.00 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Admission: free

CNIRBS is off on a tour of seven different African countries with their new record Hey Kollege. They are looking forward to garnering interesting impressions, new encounters and perhaps a new fan or two.

Don’t miss their performance in Nairobi at Goethe-Institut.

October 13, 2014 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

Public Reading: Why We Took the Car – A Novel by Wolfgang Herrndorf, Oct. 9 2014 @ Goethe Institut

Wolfgang Herrndorf
Date and Time: Thursday, 9th October 2014, 6.00 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Library
Admission free

Excerpts from the novel Why we Took the Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf will be read in German and in English by professional readers.

October 7, 2014 at 8:14 am Leave a comment

Screening: 6th Edition of Lusophone Film Festival, Sept. 13 2014 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

The Lusophone Film Fest is back with its 6th edition this Saturday (13-September) in a medley of all the film types we had so far, shorts, a documentary and an animation!

Date and Time: Saturday, 13th September 2014, 5.00 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Admission: free

The Lusophone Film Fest is an English-subtitled showcase of the diversity of film production in the eight Portuguese-speaking countries

The session will feature:
Relic, Renata Diniz
Brazil, 2013, 16 min
Every day, a seven year old boy takes the bus to school with his nanny. One morning he bumps into an old man wearing ragged clothes that spends his days reading books. The story of an unexpected friendship between a little boy and an old bum, cutting across generations and social classes.

Triangle, Fernanda Polacow, Juliana Borges, Mário Bastos, Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra
Angola/Portugal/Brazil, 2013, 101 min
Rio de Janeiro, Luanda, Lisbon: three cities connected by a common past undergo a joint transformation that will change their relationship forever. The film follows three different stories by young directors of each of the three countries, exploring the secrets and dilemmas as seen from the eyes of its foreigners: Licínio, an angolan in Rio; Inês, a portuguese in Luanda; and Paula, a brasilian in Lisbon.

Rafa, João Salaviza
Portugal, 2012, 25 min
The story of a 13-year-old boy on a small odyssey in search of his mother who one day did not return home in a Lisbon suburb. A boy’s first contact with the complexities and absurdities of a bureaucratic and incomprehensible grown-up world. Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Short at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012.

The Boy and the World, Alê Abreu
Brazil, 2013, 80 min
The journey of a young boy who leaves his village to search for his father across a big city where he discovers a world dominated by animal-machines, in a whimsical, original, colorful film. Winner of the Crystal Award at the 2014 Annecy Animation Film Festival.

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September 10, 2014 at 10:47 am Leave a comment

Competition: African Designers for Tomorrow – For a Chance to Participate in Berlin Fashion Week 2015


FA254 is proud to be launching African Designers for Tomorrow in July, the first international platform to give emerging African designers a door to European Market. The competition will shine a spotlight on some of Africa’s brightest young talent at a time when the African luxury goods are becoming increasingly popular and marketable on the world stage.

The winner will have the possibility to present their collection during Berlin Fashion Week 2015. The category winners of the competition will have the opportunity to produce their product with internationally renowned fashion companies.

Young African designers based in Kenya are encouraged to submit a portfolio of their work to FA254′s official website to have the chance to take their work to the next level. The competition features an international jury chaired by Vogue Germany chief editor Christiane Arp.

Apply here

July 24, 2014 at 5:47 pm Leave a comment

Concert/Album Launch: Evenings with Liron – Chapter 1, Jul. 26 2014 @ Goethe Institut

Evenings With Liron
Evenings with Liron

Venue: Goethe Institut
Date: 26th July 2014
Time: 6pm
Entry: Sh500
Contact person: Monica Kabiro, mobile number 0724 475 030

Evenings with Liron is a four part series of concerts which will be held in Nairobi by Soul and Jazz singer Liron to present her debut album Prodigal’s Diary.
Evenings with Liron-Chapter I will be at Goethe Institut on the 26th of July 2014.

The two-hour live music performance by Liron and her band will feature original music from her 12-track album.

July 15, 2014 at 6:15 pm Leave a comment

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