NYAKALONDO | A MYSTERIOUS VOICE
Adam Chienjo (Nairobi)
entrance € 7,00 | reduced € 5,00
Einstein Kultur | Halle 1
04.11. 20:30 – 21:30
05.11. 17:00 – 18:00
06.11. 19:00 – 20:00
Introduction with Katharina Fink before the performance on 5.11.
Along with dancer Sara Kwala Opondo, musician Daniel Muhuni and filmmaker Lucky Philip Rundu, the choreographer and performer Adam Chienjo delves into the realms of ‘Subconscious Spirituality’. This journey interweaves dance, text, music, photography and film and examines the gaps in African spirituality that occurred before and since the rise of colonialism and the violence of organized religion. What is subconscious spirituality? What was before, what is now, and what will come next?
NYAKALONDO | A MYSTERIOUS VOICE is part of the project SERIES X of the choreographer Boyzie Cekwana. SERIES X invites three African artists: Tegan Peacock, SoKo and Adam Chienjo. The intent is to support their strategies for engaging with the contexts in which they find themselves.
Choreography | Performance Adam Chienjo Dance Sara Kwala Opondo Film Lucky Philip Rundu Music Daniel Muhuni Mentor Boyzie Chekwana
Adam Chienjo was born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1976. He studied in his hometown and in the western part of Kenya. From the mid-eighties, he was already involved in organized dance as a breakdancer with a local neighborhood dance group. Adam Chienjo professional dance career started officially in the year 2000 when he was employed as a cabaret show dancer in a hotel/casino in Nairobi. He then developed an interest in contemporary dance and started taking dance classes and workshops. This led him to work with various dance choreographers and dance companies both locally and internationally. In addition to developing his own projects, Adam Chienjo continues to work as a performer, dancer, choreographer, dance critique and creative consultant. His passions now are collaborations, interdisciplinary work, wellness and teaching.
Production and realization
Production Adam Chienjo Co-production SPIELART Theaterfestival Realization in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut