8 October 2006

Kenya's International Festival of Puppetry

The Family Programmes Promotion Services (FPPS) will host the 3rd Kenya International Puppetry Festival (KIPF 2006), formally known as Edupuppets, in Nairobi Kenya. The festival will take place at the Kenya National Theatre /Cultural Centre and at the Goethe Institute as from October 14th-19th 2006.

KIP Festival 2006 aims to celebrate the power of puppetry as a performing art form that can promote cultural integration and cooperation. Its goal is to present puppetry that is multi-disciplinary, inter-cultural, cross-border and experimental.

The festival opens on 14 October at 18h00 at the Kenya National Theatre Auditorium. The highlight of the festival opening night will be a presentation of Magere, man of Stone, a puppet and figure theatre performance by CHAPS (Kenya).

For information, contact Phylmon Odhiambo

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