NAIROBACH is the conclusion of the relationship between Unterwegstheater Heidelberg and its partners in Kenya‘s capital city, Nairobi. What started as a dance project for children in the slums led to a collaboration with the local professional dance scene. NAIROBACH is a get-together of different cultures, different dance styles and different personalities accompanied and brought together by the music of Bach.

Photos of NAIROBACH by Günter Krämmer

These 60 thrilling and very diverse minutes made clear: the african-european dialogue doesn’t need many words, the common language of dance and music alone can be inspiring and uniting. The audience in the completely sold out Hebelhalle was swept away.

Ingeborg Salomon
Rhein-Neckar Zeitung


Choreography: Jai Gonzales

Music: Johann Sebastian Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Dmitri Shostakovich

Video Projections: Lillevan

Performers: Stavros Apostolatos, Ini Dill, Besim Hoti, Michael Loehr, Adam Lucas, Sada Mamedova, Kebaya Moturi, Joe Nene, Kefa Oiro, Juliette Omollo, Derrick Onyango

Produced by Unterwegstheater Heidelberg. Co-produced by Heidelberger Frühling 2014. With the support of the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg and the Goethe Institute in Nairobi.

Performance History

Heidelberger Frühling 2014
Hebelhalle, Heidelberg, Germany

times performed in 2014