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African Dance in the Park, Jun. 1 2019 @ Nairobi Arboretum Park

Move, reconnect, reground, build community, rethink money and value, and have fun this Madaraka Day with a PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE (PWYD) African dance class at the Nairobi Arboretum. Live drumming, and dance with Wangũi.

Pay what you decide? Yes, pay what you decide. The capitalist economy runs on upside down (and oppressive) allocations of what is valuable and what is not – and many times ignores and puts down the truly valuable things in life. So this PWYD class asks you to decide how much value you ascribe to moving, dancing, and reconnecting with culture, your body, and others. Madaraka means self-rule. What will you do with the freedom to think and hopefully rethink what has value?

Bottom line – come dance and enjoy yourself.

Where: Nairobi Arboretum Park
When: 1st June 2019. 11 am – 1 pm
Cost: Pay What You Decide (PWYD)

Note that the Arboretum charges a 50/= entrance fee payable by MPESA only


May 16, 2019 at 1:50 pm Leave a comment

Contemporary Dance by Cap Congo Dance Group, May 17 2019 @ Alliance Française

Date: May 17, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free

Opening Solo ‘Safari’ by Christian Bole

May 14, 2019 at 4:56 pm Leave a comment

Installation: Dancing Shadows – Visual and Sound Installation, May 10-11 2019 @ GoDown Arts Centre

Date: May 10-11, 2019
Venue: GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 12 Noon – 8 pm

May 2, 2019 at 10:20 am Leave a comment

African Goddesses Dance Series, from Jan. 19 2019 @ Bric a Brac Gallery – Karen

African traditions from the West to East and the diaspora have female deities who embody unique traits. These deities or goddesses represent various aspects and possibilities of feminine being, and of nature.

In this 15 week dance series we will explore the traits represented by African goddesses and reflect on how we embody these ourselves. Through dance, song, reflective practices and improvisation we will come to know and more fully inhabit our own divine feminine.

Date and time: Saturday 9.30 – 11 am starting January 19th 2019
Venue: Bric a Brac gallery, Karen
Full series cost: 12,000.
First session is open as a taster for 1,000 KES.
Email wakamonji[at] to reserve your space.
More info:

*Series is open to all genders
**Series maximum 15 people
***Concessions are available – reach out (to wakamonji[at] if you need one.

January 8, 2019 at 6:09 pm Leave a comment

Performance: The Nutcracker by Dance Centre Kenya, Dec. 1-2 & 8-9 2018 @ the Kenya National Theatre, GEMS Cambridge Auditorium and International School of Kenya

Opening: December 1, 2018
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: 6 pm (Cocktail Hour); performance – 7 pm
Tickets: KES 3,000/- for Adults and KES 2,000/- for Children

Dates: December 2, 8 & 9, 2018
Venues: Kenya National Theatre, GEMS Cambridge Auditorium and International School of Kenya, respectively

Dance Centre Kenya is proud to introduce to you our fourth full length Nutcracker performance. This year, for the very first time in Kenya, we have a live Orchestra – The Nairobi Philharmonic – performing the full score of the Nutcracker together with the Ghetto Classics Children’s Choir as they accompany the ballet cast.

They will be under the baton of American Conductor Jonathan Rush joined by additional musicians coming from Europe. Paul Nduati, who has featured in the Kenyan classical music scene as a piano accompanist over the last 10 years, will be the orchestra’s pianist.

Dance Centre Kenya’s Artistic Director Cooper Rust is delighted to welcome international dancer Baris Erhan of the Turkish State Opera and Ballet, who will perform the role of the Sugar Plum Cavalier. Alongside him, on opening night only, Dance Centre Kenya’s own Joanna Priwieziencew will perform the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy with Artistic Director Cooper Rust performing the role of the Snow Queen.

Children will enjoy Sugar Plum Tea Parties one hour prior to all Sunday performances with juice, cupcakes and sweets plus the opportunity of a backstage tour and the chance to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and the other characters from the ballet.

This season’s shows are as follows:
Opening Night
Saturday, 1st December 2018 at The Kenya National Theatre at 6.30 pm. Tickets: Ksh. 3,000 (Adults), Ksh. 2,000 (Children)

First Matinee
Sunday, 2nd December 2018 at The Kenya National Theatre at 11.00 am and 2.30 pm (Two shows). Tickets: Ksh. 2,000 (Adults), Ksh. 1,800 (Children)

Additional Show
Saturday, 8th December 2018 at the GEMS Cambridge Auditorium at 7.00 pm. Tickets: Ksh. 1,500 (Adults), Ksh. 1,200 (Children)

Second Matinee
Sunday, 9th December 2018 at International School of Kenya at 1.00 pm and 4.30 pm (Two shows). Tickets: Ksh. 1,500 (Adults), Ksh. 1,200 (Children)

For more information and to book your tickets, you can contact the Hardy Studio location on 0705 725369 or Lavington Studio location on 0796 370937.

November 19, 2018 at 12:27 pm Leave a comment

Women In Music Panel Discussion: Creating a Sustainable Music Career, Jul. 27 2018 @ the Michael Joseph Centre

Date: July 27, 2018
Venue: Michael Joseph Center, Safaricom House
Time: 9.30am- 1pm
Free entry via RSVP*

The event will also feature networking sessions & artist showcases by exciting musicians!

*Deadline to RSVP is July 25, 2018

July 20, 2018 at 3:42 pm Leave a comment

Charity Ballet Gala w/ International Dancers from Europe, USA & South America, Jul. 7 2018 @ Alliance Française

Dates: July 7, 2018
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: from 5 pm
Tickets: KES 500/- Children and KES 1,000/- Adults

In Aid of Children’s Art Programme in Kibera

July 2, 2018 at 5:03 pm Leave a comment

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