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Kahithe Kiiru

University Paris Nanterre
Kahithe Kiiru is an anthropologist, choreographer, dancer and dance educator. She has a master’s degree (MPhil) in Ethnomusicology and Dance Anthropology from the University of Paris X Nanterre and is currently finalising her PhD in Anthropology (ABD) at the same
university. She is a skilled researcher with extensive experience in ethnomusicological research in East Africa and a special focus on dance traditions of Kenya.
In her research, Kahithe examines the constitution of dance heritage in Kenya from the perspective of continuous circulation of individual and institutional actors, choreographic and identity strategies, dance forms and vocabularies between the local and the national level. She has published numerous articles and, in 2018, co-edited the book “Music and Dance in Eastern Africa”, a joint publication by Twaweza Communications and the French Institute for Research in East Africa (IFRA).
Since 2017, she has been the Head Choreographer at Bomas of Kenya, a national dance troupe tasked with the mission to preserve, promote and showcase Kenyan traditional music and dance worldwide.
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Friday, October 25
 

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Saturday, October 26
 

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