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The immediate association one has in relation to a red line is a line whose function is to divide, to mark territories, to separate. ASINGLELINE wants to look at this basic, generic entity of a line and look at it simply from another point of view: a line’s function is also to connect, to link, to bring things which are far from each other geographically and mentally closer together. ASINGLELINE is a straight line drawn from one point which is the city centre all the way to a second point which is a cultural centre building: a theater, a museum or other.
The line is neither a performance, nor an installation, it is a thought put into action, meant to connect, almost literally, the public – society, and their art – choreography and performance, driving MAMAZA and the local team who collaborates with them on the project, to cross the city through its public spaces – squares, streets, parks – and its private ones – domestic houses, shops, restaurants – in order to accomplish the drawing the line. The action of drawing the line is based on the collaboration with the local team as well as with the different people who come across the line. It is therefore a process which occurs through negotiation and the constant search for possible communication.
After its initial realisation of ASINGELINE in Antwerp/Belgium in 2011, MAMAZA has been invited to realise the project in Burkina Faso, South Africa and Nigeria (by the Goethe-Institut), as well as in Lausanne, Switzerland, Jerusalem, Petach Tikva and Haifa in Israel, Maputo in Mozambique and in Venice, Italy. MAMAZA is now continuing their tour through Africa by visiting Cote d`Ivoire, Uganda and Kenya. ASINGLELINE in Nairobi is realised together with Kenyan dancer and choreographer James Mweu.
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Azonto Dance Workshop: Accra meets Nairobi Part Two, Sept. 12 2015 @ Shani Active Studio – ABC Place
Azonto is a dance and music genre from Ghana. The dance is known to have originated from a traditional dance called Kpanlogo associated with the coastal towns in the country such as Chorkor, James Town, La, Teshie, Nungua and Tema, in the Greater Accra Region.
Come and learn Azonto with Ghana’s finest choreographer: The King of Azonto, Usher Frimpong Moses and add your “Nai” feel to it!! Dance is all about self expression.
Time ~ 3:15 – 5:15 pm
Level: Open/ Mixed level
Early bird registration is Ksh 1000 paid in advance via mpesa or airtel money to 0723325680 or pay Ksh 1500 at the door
To Register, call Marion Munga on 0723325680 or Suzy on 0722656598
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Dance: Choreographic Conversations Contemporary Dance Performance, Sept. 5 2015 @ the GoDown Arts Centre
What: Choreographic Conversations
When: September 5, 2015
Where: Godown Arts Centre
Entrance: KES 300
In performance will be Sisi Dance Company the dynamic duo of Vincent Owoko and Tony Ochieng with ‘Within’ a performance that explores the struggle between fear and bravery. Spoken word artist Betty Bagbo colourfully illustrates the piece with her voice and words, with artistic direction from Neema Bagamuhunda.
Joining the duo will be Juliette Omolo who has been on the contemporary dance scene for close to two decades presenting ‘Flower Times’. Juliette explores the joys and triumphs of outstanding women in society. She draws her inspiration from renowned icons such as Wangu waMakeri, Cleopatra, Makeba, Queen of Sheba and Ethiopian Empress Candace infusing their experiences and those around her.