Happy International Women's Day to all of the Phenomenal Women around the World from Awava!
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.
Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women's craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.
IWD is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. (From internationalwomensday.com)
Friday, March 1, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Identity is informed by our belief systems and how we perceive the world around us. Are U-Ganda? opens up questions around cultural identity. The dance begins in a place of confusion, and looks at identity from a number of viewpoints. How do you see yourself as a Ugandan? Does it matter how you are seen by the world? And, what happens when you do not agree with everything your culture (or nation) stands for?
Are U-Ganda? is based in contemporary African movement language which similarly explores a rich cultural heritage, while aiming to push artistic boundaries and articulate a fluid and transforming contemporary world.
Presented by Keiga Dance Company
Choreographed by Jonas Byaruhanga
Featuring: Abramz Tekya and Breakdance Project Uganda (BPU)
Date: 1st, 2nd and 3rd March 2013
Venue: National Theater
Fee: 10,000 Shs
Friday, February 22, 2013
Awava will be in the Kampala International Women's Day Pop Up Shop again this year, celebrating 50 years! It looks like it will be bigger and better than ever! So be sure to save the date, Friday 8 March 2013, and head on down to the Sheraton Kampala Hotel and join in the HUGE range of activities from 10am until 10pm! FREE ENTRY!