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Screening: Cinema Alliance July Line-Up – Best Picks from Festival De Cannes, Monday’s @ Alliance Française Auditorium


Date(s): Every Monday in the Month of July 2017
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6.00 pm
Entry: Free

July 10, 2017 at 8:55 am Leave a comment

Korean Film Festival 2017, Jun. 6-9 2017 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Dates: June 6 – 9, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 5 & 7:30 pm
Free Entry

About
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea presents the annual Korean Film Festival from 6 to 9 June at the Alliance Française. Korean Cinema has seen a spectacular boom in recent years. The Festival will open with the film ‘Train to Busan’ which premièred at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016. This live-action film by independent animator Yeon Sang-ho is about a zombie outbreak on a high-speed train. It topped the yearly box office (11.6 million admissions), and made a particular impression abroad.

For detailed schedule of the 2017 Korean Film Festival, click here.

June 2, 2017 at 9:20 am Leave a comment

Ceramics Exhibition: Space of Soil by Prof. Kim Sung-Ji, Jun. 6-13 2017 @ Alliance Française

Space of Soil by Prof. Kim Sung-Ji


Dates: June 6 – 13, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française

About
Professor Kim, Sung-Jin is a master ceramist from South Korea. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Kenyatta University’s Department of Art and Design for a year.

In this his farewell exhibition in Nairobi, Professor Kim will be showing his wheel-thrown open-work (tou gak) pottery inspired from traditional Korean pottery culture and African art, in a symbolic gesture of friendship between Kenyans and South Koreans.

The open-work technique produces intricate patterns of holes and is a prominent decorative skill in the aesthetics of Korean ceramic art.

This age-old technique carries infinite potential for modern design.

The title of the exhibition ‘Space of Soil’ refers to the porous nature of soil that breathes life into the molded shape giving ceramists the surface space to express their craftsmanship and create their work of art.

May 31, 2017 at 2:42 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Black Diamonds (in the Presence of the New Spanish Ambassador), May 20 2017 @ Alliance Française


Date: May 20, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 5.30 pm
Entry: Free

Synopsis
The film “Black Diamonds” uncovers the mechanisms of the lucrative international trade of hundreds of young African players with their heads full of dreams who are ready for tremendous sacrifices to become the new football superstars.
They came to Europe from Africa at the age of 15 year old and the promise of becoming football stars. Amadou and Moussa, childhood friends, are captured in Mali by agents, separated from their families and trained in Madrid to triumph.
A trip through Spain, Portugal and northern Europe, teaches them firsthand the shadows of the so-called king sport, a business that stopped treating them like children to see them as ‘Black Diamonds’.

PS: The new Spanish Ambassador, H.E. Javier García de Viedma, will attend the screening.

May 18, 2017 at 12:43 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

Ciné-concert: ‘A Million Things | Rouch 100’ with Pedro Pinto & Tiago Corria-Paulo, Apr. 28 2017 @ Alliance Française Auditorium


Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 7.00pm
Tickets: 500/-

‘A Million Things | Rouch 100’ with Pedro Pinto & Tiago Corria-Paulo

About
On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Jean Rouch, universally-acclaimed French filmmaker, anthropologist and explorer, Pedro Silva Pinto and Tiago Corria-Paulo, Mozambican musicians, present a cine-concert around the cinematographic works of Jean Rouch, the force behind the cinéma-vérité movement of the 20th century.

The point of departure of this audio and visual experience is footage from Jean Rouch’s ethnographic films. It is complemented by a researched musical narration by the two musicians that draws the viewer into an all immersive experience. The ciné-concert is a tribute to the visual anthropology of Africa documented by this respected filmmaker over a period of 50 years.

April 22, 2017 at 11:26 am 1 comment

The Kenya Conservatoire of Music End of Term Concert, Mar. 19 2017 @ Alliance Française Auditorium


Date: March 19, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 3 pm
Tickets: Adults KES 500/-, and Students/Kids KES 300/-

March 14, 2017 at 11:03 am Leave a comment

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