The world knows Kenya as a running nation. Since its inception in the 1950’s, athletics has grown into a nationalist sport- a symbol of national unity and pride. Kenyan runners are loved and admired worldwide. However, little is known about them as people and what they go through to achieve such great heights. In order to tell the story of the athletes, The Theatre Company of Kenya has developed, in close consultation with the actual runners, a brand new performance called ‘Kimbia’, which literally means, “run”. ‘Kimbia’ is an exciting, innovative and collaborative theatrical show of five short plays, based on the thrills, temptations, desires and fears of Kenyan Athletes.
Kimbia can be booked now for shows at schools, hotels, restaurants, offices and other venues. Catch Kimbia this Friday August 29th at 7pm at Casual Bite Cafe & Coffee House, Centro House, Westlands. Cost of Tickets: Ksh. 600 per head. For tickets please contact Liz Enane on 0728848137 or Casual Bites Café and Coffee House on 0727 468681
For a short preview have a look at the following link: https://vimeo.com/78607846
Please contact Catherine Liz Enane on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information or bookings.
Picasso in Kenia is an exciting and original collaboration between The Theatre Company of Kenya and the Dutch company, TiNaNiNaNi.
Originally written by their director, Ari Peterse, the performance examines the connections between the work and ideas of the most talked-about artist of the 20th Century, Pablo Picasso, and African art, using a combination of pathos, humour and music.
The piece has been explored and developed with the current TTC Training group, Dianna Kameta, Sunday Ndambia, Mvavu Eve-Onne, Eric Wanyama and Martin Kigondu, along with Dembede Mido, Sylviah Namussasi, Liz Enane and Chebet Beryl. The TiNaNiNaNi members are Frans Siekman, Susan van Hulst, Fonge Frieling, Kamee Frieling and Jasper Valent.
Extracts of the show were performed to patrons at the new and exciting Casual Bite Coffee Bar in Westlands on Thursday the 7th of August, and the whole show at Klub Quest (next to Barclays Bank) in Nanyuki on Saturday the 2nd of August at 4pm and at our studio on Wednesday the 6th of August, at 6pm.