Nairobi on Pointe

Ballet and Nairobi are two words that you don’t often hear together. The ballet class that I know well in Nairobi, takes place in the city and is attended by my grandmother. She’s 94 and she has enrolled in a twice-weekly class at the conservatoire for 50 years.

_DSC2790 copyRecently, however, the Nairobi stage has taken on the Royal Moscow Ballet Company ~ Crown Of The Russian Ballet on their East African tours.

In 2010 Nairobi hosted the Stuttgart Ballet and the Vienna Festival Ballet in conjunction with PAMOJA Dance Group from Nairobi.

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Back stage at the Bomas Of Kenya.

Pamoja Dance Group – is a mixed and inclusive dance group intended to provide real integration of dancers with and without disability into the arts community and most important into society at large.

_DSC3704 copyPamoja dancers Betty and Joseph rehearse at The Conservatoire Nairobi.

_DSC9127b copyEnd of the performance at The Boma’s Of Kenya with the Stuttgard Ballet and Vienna Festival Ballet.