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Performance and Climate Finance/Sustainability, Capital and Planetary Justice
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Performance and Climate Finance/Sustainability, Capital and Planetary Justice
Addressing the Elephant in the Room
Wednesday 9 August 2023
Nigeria, Kenya
Eco-Films in Climate Action
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Eco-Films in Climate Action
What Impact can the Eco-Film Genre Make in the Journey Towards Climate Justice in the Global South?
Wednesday 2 August 2023
Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya
Responses to Climate Crisis and Emergencies
Video
Responses to Climate Crisis and Emergencies
Storytelling from the Performing Arts
Wednesday 26 July 2023
Kenya, Uganda
event poster for people planet performance conversation: Performance and Climate Finance/Sustainability, Capital and Planetary Justice.
Performance and Climate Finance/Sustainability, Capital and Planetary Justice
Video

Performance and Climate Finance/Sustainability, Capital and Planetary Justice

Addressing the Elephant in the Room

Wednesday 9 August 2023
Nigeria, Kenya

The concept of climate finance refers to monies provided by those responsible for climate change to ease the burden of the crises on those who bear the brunt. This is a situation whereby the polluter pays as much as they pollute. The attention placed on climate finance dominates the narrative of climate change mitigation since polluters are able to pay monies allocated to them as climate finance. Climate finance has not fully addressed the issue of the elephant in the room.

Eco-Films in Climate Action Teaser.
Eco-Films in Climate Action
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Eco-Films in Climate Action

What Impact can the Eco-Film Genre Make in the Journey Towards Climate Justice in the Global South?

Wednesday 2 August 2023
Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya

Since the first decade of the 21st century, Hollywood films have explored diverse challenges posed by climate change. In fact, eco-filmmakers seem to direct the blame around climate change on anthropocentrism and the rise of the capitalist economy. These films have centered on how climate change impacts more on rural indigenous communities, the politics of anthropocentric and capitalism, and the imperative of man’s revaluation of his relationship with the environment. Interestingly, most films on ecology have been churned out of the Global North than from the Global South despite the South’s being affected more by the climate scourge.

event poster for Responses to Climate Crisis and Emergencies with people planet and performance.
Responses to Climate Crisis and Emergencies
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Responses to Climate Crisis and Emergencies

Storytelling from the Performing Arts

Wednesday 26 July 2023
Kenya, Uganda

Different art forms (such as theatre, film, visual arts, and social media) have often been used to communicate, educate, and promote climate justice issues. This episode offers the opportunity to hear stories of practitioners using their art forms in this era of climate emergency. We focus on theatre practices and digital art forms and ask guests to share their work and that of others from the continent.

event poster for ecotheatre Decolonizing the Colonized Narrative.
Ecotheatre
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Ecotheatre

Decolonizing the Colonized Narrative

Wednesday 12 July 2023
Ghana, Kenya, Burundi

Climate justice is not complete without decentering colonial narratives and practices in Africa. For instance, many theatre projects/initiatives on climate action in Africa have been the brainchild of actors from the Global North. Which increases the tendency for such projects/initiatives to reinforce follow the colonial narrative. Although curators and co-facilitators of such projects are sometimes indigenes of African countries, the agendas of foreign interventions are imposed on the creative process.

event poster for Environmental Theatre and Climate Justice in Africa.
Environmental Theatre and Climate Justice in Africa
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Environmental Theatre and Climate Justice in Africa

How Did We Get Here? How Do We Move Forward?

Wednesday 5 July 2023
Uganda, Kenya

Environmental theatre in Africa has been a vital medium for creating awareness of and learning about climate change on the continent. Artists are aware that climate change has come to stay, the need to engage the art to discuss issues such as climate change mitigation strategies, anticipatory adaptation modes and climate justice. This episode introduces the series. Guest speakers reflect on the question of environmental theatre and climate justice in Africa.

event poster for this episode of the stories women carry.
Arts Education and the Focus on Africa for the Future
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Arts Education and the Focus on Africa for the Future

The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent

Monday 24 May 2021
Kenya

Tebere Arts Foundation presented the conversation Arts Education and the Focus on Africa for the Future with The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 24 May 2021 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 8 p.m. EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

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African Diaspora: Shaping the Future of African American Performance
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African Diaspora: Shaping the Future of African American Performance

The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent

Monday 17 May 2021
Kenya

Tebere Arts Foundation presented the conversation African Diaspora: Shaping the Future of African American Performance with The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 17 May 2021 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 8 p.m. EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

event poster for episode ten of the stories women carry.
Connecting Africa to the World: Creative Platforms for Africans on the Continent and Beyond
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Connecting Africa to the World: Creative Platforms for Africans on the Continent and Beyond

The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent

Monday 10 May 2021
Kenya

Tebere Arts Foundation presented the conversation Connecting Africa to the World: Creative Platforms for Africans on the Continent and Beyond with The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 10 May 2021 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 8 p.m. EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

event poster with details for The Stories Women Carry episode nine.
Directing Theatre in COVID-19 Times—The Impact on South African Culture
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Directing Theatre in COVID-19 Times—The Impact on South African Culture

The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent

Monday 3 May 2021
Kenya

Tebere Arts Foundation presented the conversation Directing Theatre in COVID-19 Times—The Impact on South African Culture with The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 3 May 2021 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 8 p.m. EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

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Downtown Variety: Kenya Edition
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Downtown Variety: Kenya Edition

Bringing La MaMa's 1960s café aesthetic to a virtual platform that links performers and audiences in real time across distance

Friday 30 April 2021
Kenya

La MaMa and CultureHub presented Downtown Variety: Kenya Edition livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 30 April 2021 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. PDT (New York, UTC -4) / 7 p.m. EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

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Theatre-making in the Arab World and North Africa
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Theatre-making in the Arab World and North Africa

The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent

Monday 26 April 2021
Kenya

Tebere Arts Foundation presented the conversation Theatre-making in the Arab World and North Africa with The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 26 April 2021 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 8 p.m. EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

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The Performing Arts Sector in Kenya
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The Performing Arts Sector in Kenya

The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent

Monday 19 April 2021
Kenya

Tebere Arts Foundation presented the conversation The Performing Arts Sector in Kenya with The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 19 April 2021 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 8 p.m. EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

Giving Voice to New Artists
Video

Giving Voice to New Artists

The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent

Monday 7 December 2020
United States

Tebere Arts Foundation presented the conversation Giving Voice to New Artists with The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 7 December 2020 at 9 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 12 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

Collaborative Theatre-Making
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Collaborative Theatre-Making

The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent

Monday 30 November 2020
Kenya

Tebere Arts Foundation presented the conversation Collaborative Theatre-Makingwith The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 30 November 2020 at 9 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 12 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

event poster for Creative Platforms Across the Continent.
Creative Platforms Across the African Continent
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Creative Platforms Across the African Continent

The 7th edition of the Kampala International Theatre Festival

Monday 23 November 2020
Kampala, Uganda

Join Erwin Maas (Pan African Creative Exchange), Nike Jonah (Pan African Creative Exchange), Eric Wainaina (Nairobi Musical Theatre Initiative) and Sheba Hirst (Nairobi Musical Theatre Initiative) in conversation to talk about creative and disruptive platforms on the African continent at 8 a.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 13:00 GMT (London, UTC +0) / 2 p.m. WAT (Lagos, UTC +1) / 14:00 CET (Berlin, UTC +1) / 3 p.m. SAST (Johannesburg, UTC +2) / 4 p.m. EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

Contemporary Authorship and Traditional Practice
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Contemporary Authorship and Traditional Practice

The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent

Monday 16 November 2020
Kenya

Tebere Arts Foundation presented the conversation Contemporary Authorship and Traditional Practice with The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 16 November 2020 at 9 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 12 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

Directing as Mothering
Video

Directing as Mothering

The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent

Monday 9 November 2020
Kenya

Tebere Arts Foundation presented the conversation Directing as Mothering with The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 9 November 2020 at 9 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 12 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

Women as Culture Keepers
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Women as Culture Keepers

The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent

Monday 2 November 2020
Kenya

Tebere Arts Foundation presented the conversation Women as Culture Keepers with The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 2 November 2020 at 9 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 12 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

Segal theatre center logo.
SEGAL TALKS: Karishma Bhagani, Sitawa Namwalie, and Anne Moraa
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SEGAL TALKS: Karishma Bhagani, Sitawa Namwalie, and Anne Moraa

An update on the situation for theatre artists in Kenya

Monday 6 July 2020
Kenya

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Karishma Bhagani, Sitawa Namwalie, and Anne Moraa livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 6 July 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).

overhead view of a large group both seated, standing, and moving about outside
The Marriage of Music and Story
Essay

The Marriage of Music and Story

Redefining Kenyan Identity Through Musical Theatre

29 June 2020

Karishma Bhagani asks: “How do we, the Kenyan artist community, choose to understand our place in this contemporary, independent nation? And how do we use our art to express the realities of our contemporary experience in Kenya?”

colorful globe with arts connect international logo.
Arts Equity Summit 2020: Creating Culture Shifts (ASL & Captioned)
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Arts Equity Summit 2020: Creating Culture Shifts (ASL & Captioned)

A Summit for arts & culture leaders committed to building equity

Friday 24 April - Saturday 25 April 2020
Boston, Massachusetts

Arts Connect International presented the Arts Equity Summit livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Friday 24 April to Sunday 26 April 2020.

The Story Behind Puppets in Kenya
Essay

The Story Behind Puppets in Kenya

9 April 2017

Puppeteer Fedelis Kyalo shares his puppet background, and discusses how puppetry intersects with popular entertainment and street protests in Kenya.

Master Classes on Puppetry Skills
Video

Master Classes on Puppetry Skills

Saturday 1 April and Sunday 2 April / Friday 31 March 2017
Nairobi, Kenya

Project HAND UP in Nairobi presented Master Classes on Puppetry Skills and Industry Application livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Saturday 1 April and Sunday 2 April. 

Master Classes on Puppetry Skills by Project HAND UP
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Master Classes on Puppetry Skills by Project HAND UP

Saturday 18 February and Sunday 19 February 2017
Nairobi, Kenya

Project HAND UP in Nairobi presented Master Classes on Puppetry Skills and Industry Application livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Saturday 18 February and Sunday 19 February.

Theatre and Meaning at Kakuma Refugee Camp
Essay

Theatre and Meaning at Kakuma Refugee Camp

30 November 2016

Director and educator Jessica Bauman writes about her experience teaching theatre in a refugee camp in Kenya.

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