As mentioned in the Wednesday post this week the dance team here at Wale Eale has several big outreach performances coming up; the first ones are tomorrow. The preparations for this type of performance are many and demanding. For the past weeks the team has rehearsed the dances and plays for between one and three [...]
The Wale Wale dance program main purpose is to let young people from Kibera ages between 7-25 years explore and develop their talents in dance. Also use dance as a way to highlight, bring awareness about and discuss different social questions and issues in Kibera as well as in other places in Nairobi and Kenya. [...]
This Saturday the dance group had a big performance at the Ushirika Day Celebration. Early in the morning everyone went by bus to Uhuru Park, and soon after we arrived the show began. Of the 15 groups auditioning the weekend before only five performed at the celebrations and Wale Wale was honored to have been [...]
Saturday started early for the Wale Wale dance group. They had an audition in town for an upcoming celebration called Ushirika. We all went by bus, and Jacob the oldest member of the group was in charge of the big group of eager dancers. After registration everyone sat in the shadow and looked at the [...]
Here at Wale Wale we have a very active dance group. The group has several weekly practices where all the dancer – from the youngest to the oldest – gather and dance together. They dance for fun, but also as practice for upcoming performances, auditions and outreaches. This week the focus is on dancing every [...]
Jeanette, a volunteer at Wale Wale Kenya had Kizomba workshops this weekend at the center. She is an experienced Kizomba teacher from Sweden and has been dancing all her life. Kizomba is a couple dance originally from Angola. The workshops were highly appreciated by the youths and everybody had a good time.
This weekend our dancers did their first outreach performance since we became Wale Wale Kenya. An outreach is a performance where we try to educate the community through music and dance on issues that affect our society here in Kibera. It was done under the new name but with the same youth and the same [...]