Welcome from Vanchiru Kamuyu

Welcome from Vanchiru Kamuyu

Photo by Pierre Planchenold

Born in Nairobi / Kenya, Wanjiru Kamu holds a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Temple University (Philadelphia, USA). Headquartered in Paris since 2007, she began her career in New York. As a dancer, she developed a rich and diverse career that influenced her dance-education path.

On an international tour between New York and Paris, she has worked with contemporary choreographers such as Bill T. Jones, Irene Tasembedo, Robin Orlin, Natalie Pubellier, Stephanie Batonbland and Bartabos. For music direction, he collaborated with director Christian Fourier (Fice Dancer La Dust) on the film with Jerome Savari (A la Riche de Josephine) and Julie Taimore (Le Roy Lion). Multiple in nature, his dance prompted him to work with Jean-Paul Goud.

As a choreographer, she collaborates with Jerome Savari and is committed to targeting refugees at the New World Theater (USA) and Euroculture (project for 65 young artists and 11 refugees from South Africa, Syria, Libya and Afghanistan).

Burkina Faso Director Hassan Kazi Cuate, who runs commissions for dance departments, dance and theater companies at various universities in the United States.

His company WKcollective’s works have been performed internationally: in the United States, France, Italy, Ireland, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Rwanda and Mozambique. His works have been developed through residences in France, Ireland and the United States.

Wanjiru Kamuyu is involved in educational activities and training dancers in Europe, North America and Africa, and regularly runs training residences in dance departments at various American universities, such as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center.

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Inspired by her experience on three continents and her many encounters, Wanjiru Kamuyu depicts on stage stories and emotions related to migration. His dance, nurtured by multiple influences, carries an indispensable word.

As welcome

Choreography and commentary by Vanjiru Kamuyu

Drama and production by Dirk Corel

Author Laétitia Ajanohun

Lacrimoboy original music

With vocals by Leticia Ajanohun, Jean-Franോois Auguste, Wanjiru Kamuyu, Dirk Corel, Pascal Bougare Tellier, Smile Conte, Crystal Petit and Sibyl Planks

And testimonials from Tout-Monte

Costume Birgit Naple

Lighting Design by Cyril Mulon

Intern Yvan-Loïc Kamdem Joko

Warm thanks to Robin Orlin, Jean Gowdin and David Goulin-Steph

Co-production space at 1789 Saint-on, contract stage at Saint-on;

Produced by CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux – La Rochelle; L’Échangeur – CDCN Hauts-de-France; National Museum of Immigration History; City Theater – Paris

DRAC Ile-de-France support; Isle-de-France region; Speedidam

Reception at the Department of Cultural Affairs Residence in Ubervilleers – Espace Renaudy; SUBS, Lyon

Reception-Studio The Exchange – CDCN Hauts-de-France; Produced by CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux – La Rochelle; Place de la Dance – CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie

Studio loan from Atelier de Paris / Center for National Choreographic Development; Obervilliers Laboratories; CND National Center for Dance, Pantin; micadanses, Paris

RCI 93
Gerard Philip Middle School (Allney-Sauce-Boys)
School session

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