On Saturday 14 May 2016 we’re going to dance all night long. We’d love to see you there.
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In early 2005, I was invited to write a new script for performance at The Wereld Muziek Theatre Festival. In 2006 KigeziNdoto, the product of three-months writing and rehearsal, toured Holland, Belgium and Italy; the show is a musical performance celebrating African heroes and providing an African perspective on Kenyan history.
KigeziNdoto: A Hook for Dreams is the second part of a trilogy, which includes The Voice of a Dream and They Call Me Wanjikũ. The performers examine the dreams of East Africans through music, dance and story, looking at pre- and post-colonial history and the lessons that might be learned today from our past.
“THEY CALL ME WANJIKŨ” started out as a play about hierarchy and citizenship, and the place of women in Kenya. It seemed necessary to examine names and naming.
AFTER having to get my husband’s written permission to have our children included in my passport, I began to question what it means to be a female citizen of Kenya. Because it was bad enough that I wasn’t allowed to use my own words to prove that I was the mother of my children. According to the law, my husband, who wasn’t Kenyan, had more legal authority than I did. It alarmed me.