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FLOW: The Ultimate Reggaeton Fiesta in Nairobi, Every Friday @ Ballpoint Social Club, Village Market


Date: Every Friday
Venue: Ballpoint, Village Market
Time: 5 pm Onwards
Tickets: KES 1,000/- (0790 980 494)

About
Are you ready for round 2 of FLOW? Join us every Friday at Ballpoint Social Club for a Latino-themed event hosted and organized by circolo.life . Grab a friend or two and let the rhythm of Reggaeton, Dembow and Champeta music take you away as you enjoy delectable Latino themed menu items and drinks.

Enjoy happy hour deals and complimentary games!

Tickets can be purchased online via http://www.trainexlimited.com at KES 1,000 per person.

December 1, 2020 at 3:10 pm Leave a comment

Dance Performance: Unflow – Dancing Against Plastic, Nov. 30 2019 @ Alliance Française


Date: November 30, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Tickets: 1,500/-

November 14, 2019 at 2:21 pm Leave a comment

Somali Heritage Week 2019, Oct. 18-20 2019 @ Kenya Cultural Center


Dates: October 18-20, 2019
Venue: Kenya Cultural Center
Time: 8.30 am – 7 pm
Entry: Free

October 16, 2019 at 9:16 am Leave a comment

Concert: Jamhuri Jam Sessions, Aug. 30 2019 @ The Elephant

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August 30, 2019 at 9:11 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: FORM – An Exhibition of Sculpture by More than 45 Artists, Aug. 31 – Sept. 22 2019 @ Rosslyn Lone Tree & Rosslyn Riviera Mall


PRIVATE VIEW: Saturday, 31 August – noon to 7.30pm
Until: September 22, 2019

About
Nairobi’s first Sculpture Garden opens on Saturday, 31 August

This month One Off celebrates its 25th anniversary with a review of sculpture in the region. Curated by Marc Van Rampelberg, the show will comprise works by over 45 artists.

Rosslyn Riviera Pop-up Space will host part of the exhibit with the balance being shown in both interior spaces at 16 Rosslyn Lone Tree and also in the new Sculpture Garden.

The new Sculpture Garden remains very much a work in progress with so much still to do in terms of planting and organisation. We hope you will see the potential which will be enhanced when we finally receive some rain.

Come and browse – refreshments will be served

Logistics
We advise you to pass through the Rosslyn Riviera Mall Space on your way to the main gallery – Rosslyn Riviera Pop-up will be open from noon until 5pm. You may either park at Rosslyn Mall and catch one of our courtesy Tuk Tuks to the main gallery, or drive over to the main gallery and park in our new car park at the bottom of the property.

Note that the Rosslyn Riviera Pop-up Space will close at 5pm. Meanwhile at the main space the celebrations will continue up to 7.30pm. There will be a short laser light show in the new Garden at 7pm. Adam Chienjo, highly acclaimed Mime artist and dancer, will perform a number of times during the day at the main gallery space.

August 26, 2019 at 12:02 pm Leave a comment

African Dance with Wangũi in August, at Various Venues


Sun, drum, dance, spirituality, healing AND community this August with the range of African Dance events by Dance with Wangũi.

Join a healing dance workshop on the 15th August 5.30 pm in Westlands, and let the ingrained wisdom that lives within your body guide you to where and what you need to be whole.

If you missed your chance to connect to 7 Afrikan goddesses and explore your divine feminine through movement and reflection in the African Goddesses Dance Series, round 2 is here, beginning on the 17th of August, and running on Saturdays from 2-4 pm at Arboretum. Drop-ins also available.

And finally, a community dance event where we plant feet on the Earth, and move to drums at Uhuru Gardens on the 31st of August.

All tickets are available on a sliding scale ranging from KES 500 to KES 1,750. Get yours (and a couple for friends!) on wangui.org/events

August 1, 2019 at 2:18 pm Leave a comment

Contemporary Flamenco Performance: The Barber of Picasso, Jul. 4 2019 @ Kenya National Theatre


Date: July 4, 2019
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Free

About
Alvaro Murillo Garcia is a Spanish contemporary flamenco dancer and teacher. He has been invited by the Spanish Embassy in Nairobi to give a free workshop and perform two of his international pieces: 8km en mule, based on Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca and The Barber of Picasso.

June 27, 2019 at 12:40 pm Leave a comment

Contemporary Flamenco Performance: 8 KM on Mule Based on Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca, Jul. 4 2019 @ Kenyatta University – School of Visual & Performing Arts


Date: July 4, 2019
Venue: Kenyatta University – School of Visual & Performing Arts
Time: 1 pm
Entry: Free

About
Alvaro Murillo Garcia is a Spanish contemporary flamenco dancer and teacher. He has been invited by the Spanish Embassy in Nairobi to give a free workshop and perform two of his international pieces: 8km en mule, based on Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca and The Barber of Picasso.

June 24, 2019 at 2:43 pm Leave a comment

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]gmail.com to reserve your space.
More info: https://web.facebook.com/DanceWithWangui/

*Series is open to all genders
**Series maximum 15 people
***Concessions are available – reach out (to wakamonji[at]gmail.com) 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

About
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

Experimental Dance and Mixed Media: Unknown by Adam Chienjo (Fundraising for the New GoDown Arts), Jun. 25 2018 @ the Alchemist – Westlands


Date: Monday, 25th June 2018
Venue: the Alchemist, Westlands
Time: 6.30pm
Entry: Ksh 500

Dance piece : Unknown

A dance performance by Adam Chienjo in support of #GoDownTransforms.

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?

Proceeds from ticket sales go to fundraising for the New GoDown.

Space provided by The Alchemist Bar!

June 21, 2018 at 11:46 am Leave a comment

Hip Openers Workshop With Deep Assists and Massage, Jun. 9 2018 @ Acacia Studios – Viking House


Join us as we explore hip opening standing, seated, and laying down postures. This workshop offers a vinyasa and yin style class with emphasis on the hip region. Deep assists and massage be offered in all postures.

Date: June 9, 2018
Venue: Acacia Studios – Viking House, Nairobi
Time: 1.30-3 pm

Fees:
Pre-registration Ksh 1,400
Drop-in Ksh 1,700
Members’ discount Ksh 200
Pre-register by emailing us at info@acacia-studios.com or send an SMS to 0721 111 141 for more information.

Payment required to book your space.

May 31, 2018 at 10:33 am Leave a comment

Art in the Park II, May 12 2018 @ Dreamkona – Uhuru Gardens


Date: May 12, 2018
Venue: Dreamkona, Uhuru Gardens
Time: 12 noon – 9 pm

May 7, 2018 at 11:54 am Leave a comment

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.

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

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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

West African Dance Class/Workout, Apr. 29 2017 @ Alliance Française


Date: April 29, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 4 pm
Cost: Kes 1,000/-

April 26, 2017 at 12:03 pm Leave a comment

Found Footage Exhibition Conversation: Critical Conversations – Pasts, Presents & Futures, Feb. 17 2017 @ BIEA

found-footageDate: February 17, 2017
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa, Nairobi
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

About
Found Footage is the preface to the curatorial project, Crossings & Moorings, an immersive multi-media exhibition exploring historical movement of people, and the transmission and transformation of identities across geography and time, with a focus on the cultures of the Indian Ocean Coast.

http://www.biea.ac.uk/event/found-footage/

February 14, 2017 at 3:57 pm Leave a comment

Dance/Narrative/Percussion/Music: Mental State, Feb. 15 2017 @ the Kenya National Theatre

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Date: February 15, 2017
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: KES 1,000 (Advance tickets and more information contact – 0724534050, 0717210162)

About
A story of a people told through dance and narrative accompanied by percussion and music.

Concept by Alacoque Ntome and Esther Kamba

February 8, 2017 at 12:25 pm Leave a comment

Dance Performance: The Nutcracker by Dance Centre Kenya, Dec. 3 & 4 2016 @ the Kenya National Theatre

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Dates: December 3 & 4, 2016
Venue: Kenya National Theatre

For further information and tickets, contact Dance Centre Kenya at 0705 725 369

December 2, 2016 at 10:40 am Leave a comment

The Nairobi Festival of Performance and Media Art 2016, Nov. 18-24 2016 @ Sarakasi Trust & Goethe Institut

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Dates: November 18-24, 2016
Venue(s): Sarakasi Trust & Goethe Institut Respectively

November 13, 2016 at 3:33 pm Leave a comment

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