Ballet: Dance Centre Kenya Presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ Mar. 30-31 2019 @ The Kenya National Theatre


Dance Centre Kenya (DCK) is pleased to announce our first ever full-length production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Opening Night: March 30th at 7:00 pm
Venue: The Kenya National Theatre
Opening Night Gala Tickets – KES 2,500/- Adults, and KES 2,000/- Children

Matinee Performances: March 31st at 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm
Venue: The Kenya National Theatre
Tickets: KES 2,000/- Adults, and KES 1,500/- Children

RSVP and Ticketing: Call 0705 725 369, 0713 930 549 | e-mail: info@dancecentre.co.ke or kitisuru@dancecentre.co.ke

A Shakespearean tale of star-crossed lovers: Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius; Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia….and so the plot thickens.

Meantime, Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of Fairies are locked in a dispute. And Puck the King’s servant is dispatched with magic love drops that cause a sleeping victim to fall in love with the first person or creature they see upon awakening. To add to it, a group of craftsmen come into the woods in the midst of it all. Chaos ensues with spells and misplaced potion but eventually all is well.

For one hour before both Sunday matinee performances the queen of the fairies Titania herself will be holding a Rose Petal Party where all of the young audience members will have the opportunity to go backstage to see the magical tree that houses the mischievous Puck, the throne from which Duke Theseus and Queen Hippolyta rule, and the magical donkey head that transforms Bottom, as well as all of the brand new costumes and backdrops up close. They will be given cupcakes and have the opportunity to get the autographs of the stars of the ballet.

This Shakespearean classic will provide the 85 members of Dance Centre Kenya’s elite Ballet Company the opportunity to showcase their talent, while giving young and old audience members alike an opportunity to witness a spectacular event and be whisked away to the land of magic and fairytale. The proceeds from these performances will go to DCK Sponsorship Programme.

Since its inception in 2015, a cornerstone of Dance Centre Kenya’s mission to spread dance throughout East Africa is to include those who come from an underprivileged background. In this cast more than 15% of the performers come from humble means, but the audience would never know, as we are a united team of dancers.

With two new sets from renowned visual artist Naomi Wambui Mwai, all new costumes designed by Nathalie Fusillo and the team at Palacina Interiors, and the ingenuity of Artistic Director Cooper Rust, the sheer magic of theatre will come to life through the elegant medium of ballet this March.

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March 7, 2019 at 2:03 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Exhibition by Moses Nyawanda, Until June 20 2019 @ the Ndoro Sculpture Garden, Malindi


Dates: Until June 20, 2019
Venue: Ndoro Sculpture Garden, Malindi
Entry: By appointment only. (Phone 0798461564)

About
Moses Nyawanda exhibits in the Ndoro Sculpture Garden in Malindi. Until the 20th of June his colourful paintings can be seen in a garden with 300 stone sculptures from Zimbabwe.

Phone 0798461564. By appointment only.

March 21, 2019 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

Hakuna Dawa Tamu//A Bitter Pill by Biko Wesa & Olivia Howland, Mar. 23-30 2019 @ National Museum


Dates: March 23-30, 2019
Venue: National Museum of Kenya
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

About
A visual exploration of indigenous medicines and healers in contemporary Kenya.

Hakuna Dawa Tamu//A Bitter Pill uses images and narratives from healers in contemporary rural Kenya to explore what we consider to be legitimate forms of healing and health seeking behaviour. The exhibition encourages us to think critically about assumed healthcare norms and clinical hegemony in our society. When we confront these images and narratives, we are forced to confront our own assumptions and perceptions of normative decision making. Personal narratives from the healers themselves allow us a window into an often invisible world, where individual actors are criticised and demonised by wider society. We ask that you open your minds to understand the broader, structural level issues at play in health decision making, and think critically about what we perceive to be legitimate and effective medicine in contemporary Kenya.

To read more about the artists follow these links:
Biko Wesa:
Instagram: @bikowesa
http://www.bikowesa.co.ke

Olivia Howland:
http://www.oliviahowland.wix.com/oliviahowland

March 21, 2019 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

25th Edition of The Koroga Festival: Ladies Edition ft. Asa, Fena & Phy, Mar. 31 2019 @ Leisure Gardens, Mamba Village


Date: March 31, 2019
Venue: Leisure Gardens – Mamba Village
Time: 12 – 7 pm
Tickets: Advance KES 2,000/-

About
The Koroga Festival is a celebration of African music, food, art and fashion brought to you in the form of a concert and open boutique market.

March 20, 2019 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

Thursday Night Live ft. Wambura Miratu, Mar. 28 2019 @ J’s – Westlands


Date: March 28, 2019
Venue: J’s – Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

March 20, 2019 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

Unseen Pop-up Cinema: Liyana, Mar. 23 2019 @ Circle Art Gallery


Date: March 23, 2019
Venue: Circle Art Gallery – 910 James Gichuru Road
Time: 5.30 – 11.30 pm
Tickets: Film – KES 700/-, Film & Food KES 1,300/- (Available, here)

About
This Saturday Unseen Nairobi organises it’s third event.

Popping up in the garden of Circle Art Gallery, we will be screening the magical and brilliant film LIYANA. For more information, visit the Facebook event page

March 20, 2019 at 10:36 am Leave a comment

Manjano 2019: Nairobi County Visual Arts Exhibition, Mar. 23 – Apr. 22 2019 @ the Village Market


Opening: March 23, 2019
Venue: the Village Market
Time: 3 pm

Until: April 22, 2019

March 18, 2019 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Night Live ft. Makadem, Mar. 21 2019 @ J’s – Westlands


Date: March 21, 2019
Venue: J’s – Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

March 18, 2019 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

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