Can Art Heal a Broken Society?

“Where do we go from here?” In Rwanda, this question seemed unanswerable after the genocide against the Tutsi minority in 1994. The massacre of more than 1 million Rwandans, by Rwandans, shocked the world, and inflated fear and deep mistrust between friends and neighbors. After 1994, we needed to rebuild the country from ashes—a task

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Amina’s Stories (Egypt)

Performed by: Asmaa Yehia EltaherDirector: Tracy Cameron FrancisStory collection by: Hossam Fahr The performance Amina’s Stories is an adaptation of a collection of stories by the Egyptian writer Hossam Fahr. The collection was well received in Egypt when it was first published in 2007 because of its very human and tender way of portraying the relationship between a grandmother and

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Cut Off My Tongue (Kenya)

Performed by: Sitawa Namwalie, Melvin Alusa, Aleya Kassam, Willy Rama, Boaz Otieno.Director: Elizabeth Senja SpackmanMusic Director: Alice KarundituChoreographer: Veronica O’odal On June 27, 2008, just four months after Kenya’s violent general election, Cut off my Tongue , a dramatized poetry performance, was staged in Nairobi at the Ramoma Gallery. Cut off my Tongue weaves poetry written by Sitawa Namwalie with music,

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Bound Together (Rwanda)

Performed by: Simon Rwema, Arthur Nkunsi, Wendy Nabukera, Grace Uwimbabazi, Amina Umuhoza, Lea Ndererimana, Beaute Mushashi, Andy Kayigi, Alex Heskey, Yves Kijyana, Robert Nizeyimana, Fiona Mutoni, Lilian Irakunda, Liza Umulisa, Jasmine Kibatega, Abdul MujyambereChoreographer: Brian Geza In a world full of uproar, greed, hostilities and yet affection, hope and love, BOUND TOGETHERamplifies the silenced voices of humanity. In

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Desperate to Fight (Ethiopia / Uganda)

Performed by: Phillip Luswata, Gladys OyenbotWriter: Meaza Worku In the cosmopolitan City of Addis Ababa, Marta is fighting to lead a life worth living. After three failed marriages, Marta is forced to try yet another marriage arranged by her mother as the solution to biting social judgment. Compared to the love she observes in the relationships of

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Africa’s Hope

Mashirika Africa’s Hope is a story of survival and hope, It is the Rwandan genocide against the tusti through the eye of a child,a constant work in progress that has evolved tremendously since its first staging 2004 with a cast of over 1,000 people ,the piece speaks to the beast that lives inside of everyone and

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See You Yesterday

An assemblage of kinetically realized stories and memories—played out in stunning acrobatics, tumbling, balance, and juggling—See You Yesterday physically embodies the emotional and intellectual risks required to address a previously unspeakable past. Nineteen young Cambodian circus performers, second-generation survivors of the Khmer Rouge, explode a legacy of silence using their world-class circus skills to imagine the

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Afro Man Spice

Afro Man Spice is a play about three African women who each tell their relationship experiences with men. Coming from different backgrounds and social classes, Marina, an independent woman is pushed into a psychotic break after her failed marriage. Her neighbor Kendra, a lonely woman despises and calls her a mad woman of no class. The

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Ma Petite Colline

Ma Petite Colline is a journey of sound and rhythm in Africa and more specifically in Rwanda, the country of a thousand hills. It explores the complex causes of conflict but also a praise of life, respect and cultural diversity through the friendship between two children from different backgrounds. This piece presents games, Rwandan traditional dances,

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Desolation in Chains

Spot Lite CrewUganda Desolation in chains is a theatrical dance production/performance that focuses on the humanitarian side in prison life. The after math of a court sentence to a criminal in courts of law. The production focuses on the harsh conditions, environment and tasks in prisons, for instance forced hard labor, congestion, corporal punishments, and

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