“BETWEEN US” – A Puppetry Performance on Gender, Race, Identity & Human Rights

Venue: The Alchemist

Time: 5.00 – 6.00 pm

Date: 28 June 2018

Entry: FREE

Puppetry is a form of theatre or performance that involves the manipulation of puppets – inanimate objects, often resembling some type of human or animal figure that are animated or manipulated by a human called a puppeteer. Such a performance is also known as a puppet play. The puppeteer uses movements of her hands, arms, or control devices such as rods or strings to move the body, head, limbs, and in some cases the mouth and eyes of the puppet. The puppeteer often speaks in the voice of the character of the puppet, and then synchronizes the movements of the puppet’s mouth with this spoken part. The actions, gestures and spoken parts acted out by the puppets are typically used in storytelling.

Kenya Institute of Puppet Theatre (KIPT) will present a 45 minute to an hours performance titled “Between us” which will explore the complex issue of discrimination through the eyes of victims of abuse, torture, stigma and oppression.  Through an audio visual display, using puppets, masks, spoken word and music, the show follows in the footsteps of men and women who triumph in the face of hardship.

KIPT is a dynamic, innovative and creative community based institution that uses creative research, interactive media, puppetry, participatory educational theatre and folk media in life skills promotion, community education and cultural communication that engages people into interactive discourse