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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
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This is a unique chance to see the Colombian Dance Company ‘El Colegio del Cuerpo’ in action
This Month’s Topic: Making a living as a writer/artist: Opportunities, Revenue Streams and Future Planning
The September Catch-up brings a lot of insight from established writers and publishers at this year’s Storymoja Hay festival. Africa has long had the reputation of being a continent of non-readers. Though this is changing what are the underlying difficulties that make many still not have a reading culture in Kenya?
Panelists taking us through this conversation includes John Mwazemba, a writer, has worked extensively with publishing houses and regularly writes for the Nation. Oby Obyerodhyambo, a thespian, scriptwriter and has a master’s degree in Literature from the University of Nairobi, Faith Koli is a producer by profession who has consulted for several TV programs such as Mali, Agenda Kenya, Tazama 1,2,3,4, Biko Zulu (blogger) and Teddy Muthusi, an independent Creative Consultant, (advertising)