Moturi Kebaya

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Kebaya Moturi was born and raised in Kenya. He has been practicing art since 1997, first as an actor/writer and theater director. He gained interest in dance when in 2000 when he met Opiyo Okach who was setting up training and research platform –the Generation 2000 project and the rest is history. He belongs to the second generation of Contemporary dancers in Kenya.
He is a Dance-Webber (2004)- (Vienna international dance scholarship-impulstanz) Austria, the first Kenyan. He has trained with mark Tompkins (USA), Simon versnal/NL , David Zambrano Venezuela/ NL, Edna lima USA to mention a few. His biggest mentor however remains Opiyo Okach. It is out of this rich experience that his solo-HISIA was conceived and toured widely.
He is also part of some of the work and dance interpretations of his teacher and mentor Opiyo Okach- GAARA dance foundation.
His solo HISIA has toured Venezuela and Uruguay, in France, Spain, Nigeria, and recently in the UK and Corsica. It has also shown in two editions of the Nairobi international dance encounters.2004/2005.
In 2005 he founded his own company UKENIA Dance Theatre and is the artistic director.
Currently the company has been developing a research –the SHAKERS PROJECT which is a three year creation and training programme.



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  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
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  • Africiné
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