Production

 
 

SYNOPSIS


Depicted conflict and resolution, freedom and oppression and most importantly focussed on forgiveness and the resilience of the human spirit. 

This piece takes the audience through a dance journey where they experience the group as a unit, the destruction of this unit and finally the surrender and rebuilding of trust.

In “Brother Sister” the dancers address the cruel treatment of people living with disability in various places and time.


The piece is about collective and personal history-oppression and freedom.


it is about our hope that we will leave as brothers and sisters and oppression will be "not of this time not of this" (Yehuda Amicha)

 

SYNOPSIS


The performance is about history, tradition and life styles - hence revolutions as change and circles.


in REVOLUTIONZ  the beginning meets the end and a new begininning begins..

(Poet Robinson Njenga)


SYNOPSIS


Masaa is a dance journey in space and time. The dancers are explorers, nomads, wayfarers and adventurers.. Their journey take them within and far beyond the borders of home.


The dance travelers speak their own dance language as they move move move..

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Miriam Rother


CHOREOGRAPHY

Kanyenje Muriithi and the dancer


DANCERS

Sylvester Barasa, Dalmas Otieno, Evelyne Guchura, Charles Kangethe, Kanyenje Muriithi, Diana Linda, Evans Nganga, Beatrice Wambui, Joycaster Ndinda, Ruth Mweni, Betty Mwendi, Cyril Maghanga


MUSIC various artists

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Kanyenje Muriithi


CHOREOGRAPHY Kanyenje Muriithi


DANCERS

Charles Kangethe, Diana Linda, Sylvester Barasa, Joycaster Ndinda, Ruth Mweni, Betty Mwendi, Lydiah Iregi, Marie Delphine Vercruysse, Cyril Maghanga, Beatrice Wambui, Dalmas Otieno, Kanyenje Muriithi and John Irugu


MUSIC

music Obukana played by Denise Masese

Rene Aubry, Buika Mina Lola, Ambiances Magnetiques, Mozart in Egypt


ARTISTIC ADVISOR  Miriam Rother

TECHNICIAN  John Kabiru

PHOTOGRAPHER metta metta

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Kanyenje Muriithi


CHOREOGRAPHY

Kanyenje Muriithi and the dancers


DANCERS

Sylvester Barasa, Lydiah Iregi, Charles Kangethe, Diana Linda, Cyril Maghanga, Ruth Mweni, Betty Mwendi, Joycaster Ndinda, Evans Nganga, Marie Delphine Vercruysse, Beatrice Wambui, Dalmas Otieno, and Kanyenje Muriithi


TECHNICIAN John Kabiru


MUSIC  Jan Gaarbarek

BROTHER SISTER

REVOLUTIONZ

MASAA

SYNOPSIS


The performance explores the challenges of living in Nairobi for people with disabilities.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Kanyenje Muriithi


CHOREOGRAPHY

Kanyenje Muriithi and the dancers


DANCERS

(coming soon)


TECHNICIAN (details coming soon)


MUSIC  (coming soon)

KONKRETE CITY

SYNOPSIS


This performance explores the post election violence in Kenya from the perspective of before, just after and now.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Kanyenje Muriithi


CHOREOGRAPHY

Kanyenje Muriithi and the dancers


DANCERS

(coming soon)


TECHNICIAN (coming soon)


MUSIC  (coming soon)

VEIL

SYNOPSIS


This piece is performed by seven female dancers in the group. It focuses on the prevailing strength and beauty of the female spirit in spite of the oppression and marginalization of women in many societies in the world.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (coming soon)


CHOREOGRAPHY

(coming soon)


DANCERS

(coming soon)


TECHNICIAN (coming soon)


MUSIC  (coming soon)

MTANASHATI

SYNOPSIS


This performance created a new dance language and movement. 

Mother Tongue is about love, togetherness and women's empowerment.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (coming soon)


CHOREOGRAPHY

(coming soon)


DANCERS

(coming soon)


TECHNICIAN (coming soon)


MUSIC  (coming soon)

MOTHER TONGUE

SYNOPSIS


This performance revolves around the life of one of Pamoja’s lead dancers Dalmas. Together with other dancers from the group, Dalmas narrates the story of his life, from when he was involved in a road accident at a tender age of four, which led to the lose of his left leg, to now being a prolific dancer and a national swimming champion with 10 gold medals to his name


CHOREOGRAPHY

Dalmas Otieno


DANCERS

Dalmas Otieno and (coming soon)


MUSIC

THREE PHASES

Joseph Kanyenje & Ruth Mueni

SYNOPSIS


The tiltle “Mkwezi” is a swahili word given to the person who climbs especially the coconut tree. The piece portrays the challenges, the ups and downs, the victories, and the expectations the dancers are facing in life.


(More to come soon)


ARTISTIC DIRECTOR


CHOREOGRAPHY


DANCERS

Sylvertser, Beatrice, Lydiah, Marie-Delphine and Joseph Kanyenje Muriithi


MUSIC

MKWEZI

SYNOPSIS


The main characters of the dance piece, Elephant stories, are in fact not elephants at all but rather village story tellers.


The dancers tell the story of the present day situation of elephants in Kenya and many other places in Africa and like the traditional story teller who plays many roles in order to tell his tale, the Pamoja dancers, while dancing the part of the story teller, at times physically transform themselves into elephants, at other times poachers or park rangers.


Elephants are in danger and their story needs to be told.


To see Pamoja, an integrated dance company, tell this tale through dance and movement is an experience like no other. It is beautiful, disturbing and most important here and now.


ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Miriam Rother


CHOREOGRAPHY

Miriam Rother & Joseph Kanyenje


DANCERS

Sylvester Barasa, Lydiah Iregi, John Irungu, Charles Kang’ethe, Joseph Kanyenje, Beatrice Maina, Ruth Mueni, Betty Mwendi.


MUSIC

Asali | Female vocalist

Bruno Mbaruka  | Percussionist

Nyamungu | Nyatiti

ELEPHANT STORIES

SYNOPSIS


This dance piece is dedicated to International Womens Day, and is a performance by the talented Pamoja Dance Group female dancers and guest artists. The focus is on the violence against women -  in particular the recent awful stripping of women in Nairobi.


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HAWA