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Dance Africa/Cheptoo Ng'ok

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  • Improvisational Dance Piece -

    Improvisational African contemporary dance piece by Cheptoo Ng'ok, inspired by the dance/movements of the Samburu, Maasai, Kalenjin, Turkana et.al.
    Music credit: Zap Mama and Zawose.
    (I do not own the rights to this music; this is purely for non-commercial purposes)

Emerging choreographer, dancer and writer.
A lover of the Arts.
A story teller.
"Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today" (African proverb)
Currently conducting research in traditional and contemporary dance on the African continent, as well as the African diaspora.
A two time recipient of the Art Moves Africa travel grant to study, research and perform dance in Senegal and Burkina Faso.

I am a dance choreographer and writer based in Nairobi, Kenya and the founder of Urbana Africana Dance Company.
URBANA AFRICANA Dance Co. draws from the beauty of Kenya's unmatched natural landscapes, material culture, ancient melodies, and diverse human cultures.

Awakenings is a performance that explores the intersections between movement, music and costume. Artistic Director and choreographer, Kiki Cheptoo Ng'ok, draws inspiration from traditional Kenyan/African dance with hints of folkloric Cuban, Brazilian, Caribbean, Urban/Hip Hop and Contemporary dance movements to create a unique vocabulary of movement.

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  • Event: Nairobi, Goethe – Institute Nairobi

    Awakenings

    30 May 2009 DANCE PERFORMANCE

    18:00

    Awakenings is a performance that explores the intersections between movement, music and costume. Artistic Director and…

  • Article: Dance Africa/Cheptoo Ng'ok

    WOMEN IN AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE

    A review of the ‘Engagement Féminin’ project in Ouagadougou,…

    This is a study of the Engagement Femin project in Burkina Faso.

  • Article: Dance Africa/Cheptoo Ng'ok

    Creativity Lies Dying

    The Importance of Early Expression and Creativity

    This article laments the elimination of Art and Music subjects from the Kenya primary education curriculum. Although this article…

  • Research and Residency in Madagascar

    Attending 'Arts for Dancers' in Madagascar

    'Arts for Dancers' is a workshop/residency/choreographic laboratory, directed by Julie Iarisoa.

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