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Dance: Unknown by Dancer and Choreographer – Adam Chienjo, Feb. 24 2018 @ Goethe Institut


Date: February 24, 2018
Venue: Goethe Institut, Nairobi
Time: 6-9 pm
Entry: Free

About
Can we value what we don’t know? Is it possible to experience that which we cannot perceive? Can we then touch the soul of the unknown, can we make contact with it, could we listen to it? Can we feel the texture of the unknown? How does it move? From what direction does the unknown come from and to which direction does it go? Can we describe the unknown as still? Is it silent or is there sound and resonance? Is the unknown within time or is time within the unknown? To what extent does what we know contribute to the experience of the unknown?

Of happenings and experiences from the past, present and future, Unknown is an investigative journey through the experiences and places unknown and therefore deemed unperceivable but felt, can be proved, imagined and accepted as fact. The performance was developed by dancer and choreographer Adam Chienjo during a residence programme in Scotland and involves experimental dance and mixed media. It is accompanied by music that was composed specifically for this project by Ronnie Goodman and a video work by Raymond Ndikwe.

Admission: free.

Find more information, here.

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February 20, 2018 at 1:52 pm Leave a comment

Musical: Grease at the National Theatre, Dec. 8-10 2017 @ Kenya National Theatre


Dates: December 8-10, 2017
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Showtimes are: Friday 7pm, Saturday 3pm & 7pm and Sunday 3pm & 7pm
Tickets: Advance: 1,000/= and On the door: 1,500/=

Advance tickets are available from mymookh at https://mymookh.com/tickets/event/509 and using Paybill – Business number: 697663; Account: Your name.

December 6, 2017 at 5:39 pm Leave a comment

Dance Performance: The Nutcracker, Dec. 9 & 10 2017 @ Braeburn Theatre – Gitanga Road


Date: December 9 & 10, 2017
Venue: Braeburn Theatre, Gitanga Road
Tickets: KES 1500 Adults and KES 1000 Children (9th/10th December)

December 4, 2017 at 5:15 pm Leave a comment

Contemporary Dance and Digital Creation: Numbers, Oct. 24 2017 @ the GoDown Arts Centre

Numbers via the GoDown Arts Centre


Date and time: Tuesday, 24 October 2017 at 2.00 pm
Venue: The GoDown Arts Centre

Artistic direction: Opiyo Okach
Creative coding: Melisa Allela
Performers: Jared Onyango, Sara Kwala, Jack Bryton, Jack Atulo, Beth Mwangi & Doudou Saidi

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Gaara Projects: Performance Lab #8 Nairobi – A collaborative platform for creation process

October 23, 2017 at 4:09 pm Leave a comment

BMX Dance with former BMX Freestyle World Champion Vincent Warin, Oct. 14 2017 @ The Point Mall, Buruburu


Date: October 14, 2017
Venue: The Point, Buruburu
Time: 5 pm

BMX Dance with Vincent Warin
Vincent Warin is a former BMX freestyle world champion.

He left competitive sport for the world of performing arts with his BMX at his side. Vincent continues to cross the boundaries between freestyle BMX extreme sport skills and the aesthetics of dance to present awe- inspiring performances where man, machine and music rule the stage.

Here’s a taste of the performance:

http://www.alliancefrnairobi.org/nairobi/dance/

October 11, 2017 at 5:25 pm Leave a comment

Dance Performance: Traditional Future by Anuang’a Fernando, May 6 2017 @ Alliance Française


Date: May 6, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: 4 pm
Tickets: KES 1,000

Traditional Future: Dance & Choreography by Anuang’a Fernando

About
How to evolve Tradition towards Modernity without obliterating his tracks, without betraying his roots?

Anuang’a, a self taught Kenyan dancer/choreographer is inspired by Maasai songs and ancestral memory. His dance movements are informed by the powerful Maasai rhythmic vocals. He beautifully transforms the age-old undulating movement into a work of art that will stand the test of time.

His most recent show ‘Traditional Future’ was created at the Studio Akili in Lamu and produced by the fashion designer, Pierre Cardin. It has been shown at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris and at the Theatre Cucinelli in Solomeo, Italy.

May 2, 2017 at 3:20 pm Leave a comment

Performance: Peace And Love by Prevail Arts Company, May 7 2017 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

peace and love


Prevail Arts Company stages an encore performance of ‘Peace And Love’ at the Alliance Française Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 3 pm.

Date: May 7, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: from 3 pm
Tickets: KES 1,200/- at the Gate and KES 800/- advance (Mpesa – 0725 832 607)

About
Peace And Love is a collage of poetry, music and dance – which invites the audience to find, understand and celebrate the self in order to enjoy peace and love with life and each other. The journey through each of the forms in production (poetry, music and dance) trails the story of coming of age from a point of pain, loss, despair and confusion to a point of clarity, growth, hope, peace and love. The production is a metaphor for different stories of our times; from personal experiences, the economy and state of affairs, to corrosion of culture and morality. It all culminates in a powerful resonance with the need to keep hope alive, the need to seek forgiveness and growth, the need to foster peace and love.

The Prevail Arts Company production features poetry written by Joan Sikand performed by Nick Ndeda, Fridah Muhindi and Laura Ekumbo. Live music performed by Serro and Checkmate Mido that borrows a lot from the seventies retro culture webbed together by contemporary dance by Bridgetta Ikwara. The production is produced and directed by Kigondu Martin.

Get your tickets as early; April tickets at 800/-, May tickets at 1000/- and 1200/- at the door. Make your bookings and enquiries on 0780 832607 and Mpesa 0725 832607.

April 26, 2017 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment

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