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Dates and time: Friday, 30th September 2016, 6.00 pm & Saturday, 1st October 2016, 12.00 pm
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
For the very first time the international well-known Semperoper Ballett sends its ballet dancers to sub-Saharan Africa to pursue the question “What is necessary to stage a ballet performance?”
The idea is to provide the audience insights into the daily rehearsal schedule that starts with the practice in the morning.
Nzilani is back…
..by public demand – Nzilani takes us back along his journey through life. The highs and the lows; the beaten paths and the twists in the road; the major milestones and the little things. This journey will make you laugh, will remind you of a past, will make you cry and it will make you think. Through poetry, drama, dance and music Elsaphan Njora will dare to take you where few are willing to go.
This is the third show that Njora is staging this year with direction from June Gachui and features by Kendi Nkonge, Tim Nightway, Charity Nyambura and Brian Ogola – it is slated to be the biggest so far.
Njora is on a mission to raise a generation that will aspire ‘to do’ and not just sit and watch and his instrument is his poetry from his 51 piece anthology set for publishing in November 2016.
“Nzilani will not leave you the same” – states the artist about his show. The show will be held at the Kenya National Theatre on the 17th of September. Doors open at 7.00pm and the main show will start at 8.00pm.
Date: August 24, 2016
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa Nairobi
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dr. Nic Cheeseman will talk about the findings of his recent book, Democracy in Africa, and its implications for the prospects democracy in Africa and, more specifically, in Kenya. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the history of democracy in Africa and explains why the continent’s democratic experiments have so often failed and how they could succeed. In it, Dr Cheeseman grapples with some of the most important questions facing Africa and democracy today, including whether international actors should try and promote democracy abroad, how to design political systems that manage ethnic diversity, and why democratic governments often make bad policy decisions.
Beginning in the colonial period with the introduction of multi-party elections and ending in 2013 with the collapse of democracy in Mali and South Sudan, the book describes the rise of authoritarian states in the 1970s; the attempts of trade unions and some religious groups to check the abuse of power in the 1980s; the remarkable return of multiparty politics in the 1990s; and finally, the tragic tendency for elections to exacerbate corruption and violence. Copies of the book will be on sale at the event at a discounted rate……
Read more here
How about we shake a leg, burn some calories and support a worthy cause on Saturday 30th July at the Bomas of Kenya?? Zumba Dance Party is a 3 hour fun filled mad workout by Certified Zumba Instructors, think of it like a marathon only this time you are dancing! It’s a perfect event for team building or bonding for groups of friends, families and colleagues.
Some of the proceeds from the event will go to support the Don Bosco Boys Centre in Karen.
Book your advance ticket today via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zumba-dance-party-tickets-26486948175
Date: June 18, 2016
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium, Nairobi
Time: 6 pm
The Nairobi Performance Series is a co-production platform that aims to support new productions with a cross-disciplinary working approach. This approach will be enhanced this year by ways of dedicating every edition to specific genre. Therefore the June edition will feature choreographers and photo-/videographers. The series will be held 3 times a year, each edition producing new works, which is inspired by intensive processes initiated by cross-genre meetings.
The series provides an opportunity for performers, choreographers and creators to develop ideas, build on their skills and collective experiences to find new working models/approaches.
The selected work to be performed is called Mindscapes and was developed by Adam Chienjo, Dina Abok, Lenny Njagih and Melisa Allela.
Admission is free!