September 13 - 23, 2023
The shows “An Immigrant’s story“ & “A disguised welcome…” offer a critical look at the notions of center and periphery and the experience of displacement. Wanjiru Kamuyu brings to life emotional stories of immigration through blending different dance styles with painful memories.
In An Immigrant’s Story, Wanjiru Kamuyu explores an immigrant’s place and sense of belonging and takes us on a personal journey with intimate stories of finding herself uprooted, being different to others and trying desperately to find her place.
A solo exploration of the experience of displacement, A disguised welcome… draws inspiration from Kenyan-born, France-based choreographer Wanjiru Kamuyu‘s experiences in Africa, North America, and Europe, offering a bitingly satirical look at the notions of center and periphery.
The U.S. tour of Wanjiru Kamuyu is part of Albertine Dance Season: A year-long celebration of the art of dance from inception to performance.
With the support of FUSED, a program of Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation. Wanjiru Kamuyu with Dirk Korell are also Villa Albertine Resident 2023. Read more about them here.