Samosa Festival - Open Mic and Puppet Show: Between Us
On Thursday, 28th June we will be hosting and Open Mic night and a puppetry performance on gender, race, identity and human rights, called Between Us.
The open mic will be a live show where audience members who are amateur performers or professionals will be given the opportunity to perform on stage.
We shall have poetry and spoken word by 5 well known Kenyan artists followed by a performances from members of the audience.
Puppetry is a form of theatre or performance that involves the manipulation of puppets – inanimate objects, often resembling some type of human or animal figure that are animated or manipulated by a human called a puppeteer. Such a performance is also known as a puppet play. The puppeteer uses movements of her hands, arms, or control devices such as rods or strings to move the body, head, limbs, and in some cases the mouth and eyes of the puppet. The puppeteer often speaks in the voice of the character of the puppet, and then synchronizes the movements of the puppet's mouth with this spoken part. The actions, gestures and spoken parts acted out by the puppets are typically used in storytelling.
Kenya Institute of Puppet Theatre (KIPT) will present a 45 minute to an hours performance titled “Between us” which will explore the complex issue of discrimination through the eyes of victims of abuse, torture, stigma and oppression. Through an audio visual display, using puppets, masks, spoken word and music, the show follows in the footsteps of men and women who triumph in the face of hardship.
KIPT is a dynamic, innovative and creative community based institution that uses creative research, interactive media, puppetry, participatory educational theatre and folk media in life skills promotion, community education and cultural communication that engages people into interactive discourse.
Entrance is free!
Come early and enjoy some delicious food and happy hour!
Buy 1 Get 1 Free Mojito/Whisky Sour/Wine from 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Be sure to walk around the place to find some gourmet burgers at Mama Rocks Gourmet Burgers, fresh oven-baked pizza at Upendo Pizza, street food by Street Bistro Kenya or delicious coffee by Brioche. While you're at it, check out the back area you just might catch a musical jam session at ADA Creative Studios.
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