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Ballet: Dance Centre Kenya Presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ Mar. 30-31 2019 @ The Kenya National Theatre


Dance Centre Kenya (DCK) is pleased to announce our first ever full-length production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Opening Night: March 30th at 7:00 pm
Venue: The Kenya National Theatre
Opening Night Gala Tickets – KES 2,500/- Adults, and KES 2,000/- Children

Matinee Performances: March 31st at 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm
Venue: The Kenya National Theatre
Tickets: KES 2,000/- Adults, and KES 1,500/- Children

RSVP and Ticketing: Call 0705 725 369, 0713 930 549 | e-mail: info@dancecentre.co.ke or kitisuru@dancecentre.co.ke

A Shakespearean tale of star-crossed lovers: Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius; Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia….and so the plot thickens.

Meantime, Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of Fairies are locked in a dispute. And Puck the King’s servant is dispatched with magic love drops that cause a sleeping victim to fall in love with the first person or creature they see upon awakening. To add to it, a group of craftsmen come into the woods in the midst of it all. Chaos ensues with spells and misplaced potion but eventually all is well.

For one hour before both Sunday matinee performances the queen of the fairies Titania herself will be holding a Rose Petal Party where all of the young audience members will have the opportunity to go backstage to see the magical tree that houses the mischievous Puck, the throne from which Duke Theseus and Queen Hippolyta rule, and the magical donkey head that transforms Bottom, as well as all of the brand new costumes and backdrops up close. They will be given cupcakes and have the opportunity to get the autographs of the stars of the ballet.

This Shakespearean classic will provide the 85 members of Dance Centre Kenya’s elite Ballet Company the opportunity to showcase their talent, while giving young and old audience members alike an opportunity to witness a spectacular event and be whisked away to the land of magic and fairytale. The proceeds from these performances will go to DCK Sponsorship Programme.

Since its inception in 2015, a cornerstone of Dance Centre Kenya’s mission to spread dance throughout East Africa is to include those who come from an underprivileged background. In this cast more than 15% of the performers come from humble means, but the audience would never know, as we are a united team of dancers.

With two new sets from renowned visual artist Naomi Wambui Mwai, all new costumes designed by Nathalie Fusillo and the team at Palacina Interiors, and the ingenuity of Artistic Director Cooper Rust, the sheer magic of theatre will come to life through the elegant medium of ballet this March.

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March 7, 2019 at 2:03 pm Leave a comment

Play: Matchstick Men – A Martin Kigondu Play, Nov. 10 2018 @ the Kenya National Theatre


Prevail Arts Company presents ‘Matchstick Men.’ – A Martin Kigondu play.

Date: November 10, 2018
Venue: the Kenya National Theatre
Time: 4 pm
Tickets: KES 1,000/-

SYNOPSIS: Memories shape lives but what happens when one cannot remember? What if our minds choose to block out memories that cause us pain? Set about a year after the country’s post election violence – the play peeps into the journey of Seth and Fathili as they share a fervent session trying to unwrap their entangled memories.

This is in the hope of not only finding a way forward but also retouching fragments of family and perhaps even themselves. What unfolds is an intense drama that questions what it means to be a man, a parent and even a nation; a hard hitting drama about healing and pain and the distance between the two.

Written and Directed by Kigondu Martin – the Prevail Arts Company production stars Immanuel Mulili and Bilal Mwaura.

November 6, 2018 at 1:20 pm Leave a comment

Somali Heritage Week 2018, Oct. 12-13 2018 @ the Kenya National Theatre


Dates: October 12-13, 2018
Venue: the Kenya National Theatre

October 6, 2018 at 12:39 pm Leave a comment

Musical: Sarafina, Jul. 20-22 2018 @ the Kenya National Theatre


Dates: Jul. 20-22 2018
Venue: the Kenya National Theatre
Time: Listed on the Poster
Tickets: KES 1,500/- at the Gate and KES 1,200/- Advance

About
Award winning Kenyan Actresses Brenda Wairimu (Mali, Disconnect) and Makmzee Mwatela (Mali – NTV), stars in SARAFINA musical directed by Stuart Nash who is an artistic director at the Kenya National Theatre. The musical is set to take place in July 20th – 22nd.

The show is based on the original film written in 1992 which tells the story of a young black student struggling to fight apartheid in South Africa. The film is centered on students involved in the Soweto riots, opposing the use of Afrikaans as the language of instruction in schools.

Other co- stars are Patrick Oketch (Mother-In-Law), Hellen Mtawali (Tusker Project Fame) and Music star, Gilad.

July 20, 2018 at 3:40 pm Leave a comment

The Vagina Monologues Hosted by Karen Lukas, Mar. 20-21 2018 @ Kenya National Theatre


Dates: March 20-21, 2018
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Tickets: KES 5,000/-

The Vagina Monologues
An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.”

Twenty years ago, Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues gave birth to V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and gender non-conforming).

Find more information, here.

March 8, 2018 at 6:29 pm Leave a comment

Series on Kenyan Stories: Too Early For Birds, May 17 2017 @ The Kenya National Theatre


The first volume of ‘Too Early For Birds’;

Date: May 17, 2017
Venue: The Kenya National Theatre
Time: 6 pm – doors open and show starts at 7 pm
Tickets: Advance kes 1,000/- and at the Gate kes 1,500/-

Inspired by stories from owaahh.com

May 10, 2017 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

Comedy Thriller: the 11th Commandment with Teacher Wanjiku, Oct. 21 2016 @ the National Theater

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Date: October 21, 2016
Venue: the Kenya National Theatre
Time: 7-9 pm
Tickets: Regular KES 1,500; VIP KES 3,000

October 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm 1 comment

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