Downtown Variety: Kenya Edition
La MaMa and CultureHub team up with Bold Theatre Kenya to create a special edition of Downtown Variety, an online live performance series that features short acts of dance, music, theater, new media, comedy, A/V performance, and more. Downtown Variety brings La MaMa's 1960s café aesthetic to a virtual platform that links performers and audiences in real time across distance.
Downtown Variety: Kenya Edition will showcase a tapestry of short stories derived from cross-cultural collaborations, followed by a live devised performance that is rooted in vibrant Kenyan traditions but infused with modern culture, global inspiration, and the uniqueness of the human condition as the ensemble deal with their own selves and identities during this tumultuous time.
Curated by Bold Theatre KE, performances for this edition include:Sena Lwanyi by Andy Saharan, Dance-poetry works by The Voice Renaissance Art Group AKA La Voix, Vincent Owoko & Esther Masaa, Neema Bagamuhunda & Nerina Cocchi, LA FUGA by Eduardo García, SEEDS by Maimouna Jallow, MEMORY by Larissa Gómez (directed by Paola Irún), and Dream Kwa Mathree/Dreams in a Bus by Bold Theatre KE (Steve Gitau, Daisy Onyango, Thuita Christopher, Shirleen Ishenyi, Cindy Nyambura, Calvin Kinyua, Idris Neem, Martina Ayoro, directed by Aroji Otieno).
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