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International theatre fete shows diversity on stage - 2 months ago, 8 Nov 14:45

By: Margaretta Wa Gac ...

The Kenya International Theatre Festival has been running for three years. But it is this third edition, which opened last Tuesday that is the best one yet for FITF’s founder Kevin Kimani and his co-KITF—organiser Gabriel Thuku Kimani.

It was low in starting. But it only took Buganda, Bunyoro and Luhya Dancers to shimmy their way into the audience’s heart and make us forget the delay.

The Ganda Dance Troupe set off a stream of stunning performances that will run through this coming Sunday. On opening night, the most impressive performance was by The Theatre Company which had teamed up with American thespians from the University of Colorado to dramatise Muthoni Garland’s gripping novel, Tracking the scent of my Mother. That same night, another Kenyan company, Art Ukwazi, presented an absurdist play entitled Woman. What’s more, puppeteers from Sweden and Egypt also made presentations.

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