For Kenyan Girls
Thu, Aug 3 4:00PM - Sat, Aug 5 7:00PM
Alliance Française de Nairobi 05 Utalii Lane Nairobi, Kenya
This play consists of a series of poetic monologues to be accompanied by dance movements and music. The piece tells the stories of six women/girls who have suffered oppression in an extremely sexist society.
As a choreopoem, the piece is a series of separate personal poems that weaves interconnected stories of love, empowerment, struggle and loss into a complex representation of sisterhood.
The cast consists of seven NAMELESS women only identified by their role in society. They are: EDUCATED GIRL, PROSTITUTE, DROP-OUT, SINGLE MOTHER, VILLAGE GIRL and MARRIED GIRL. Subjects from forced marriage, abandonment, domestic violence and inferiority complexes are tackled.
At its very core, For Kenyan Girls is a powerful enchantment; an aesthetic exultation; a love song; a healing. It's all about women empowerment: A fight against oppression.