Training & Capacity Building

Training &

Capacity
Building

From its inception (2001), Sarakasi has built a solid platform for developing East Africa’s natural performing talents into a world-class school for the performing arts. From its base at Sarakasi Dome in Nairobi, the Trust runs daily training programs for over 60 dancers and 30 acrobats.

The dancers cover a range of disciplines that include traditional dance, African contemporary, salsa, hip hop, street dance, jazz, and other modern contemporary dance, modern traditional dances, Bollywood , among others.. Our acrobats are specialized in human pyramids, somersaults, balancing acts, hoops, limbo, fire acts, tight rope, pole/ pagan, clowning, aerial hoops, aerial silks, short trapeze, and much more. In addition, the Sarakasi artists are also exposed to life skill trainings.

For more information on training, exchanges, and performances, please contact the Sarakasi Trust or pass by at the Sarakasi Dome and ask for the creative office department.

Our choreographers can customize shows for your events and functions.

Other Projects

Over the years Sarakasi has implemented many projects. Most projects come and go with available funding or even trends and needs.

TALANTA NA KAZI

This project is funded by the U.S. Embassy Nairobi and was designed to use the arts as a vehicle to promote social change and economic empowerment among vulnerable youth in the coastal region.

SMILES FOR CHANGE

Smiles for Change, formerly known as the Sarakasi Trust Hospital Project started in 2006 as an educative artistic intervention.

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The organization not only stands for training and capacity building (and related programs and activities) in the performing arts.

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES

Sarakasi identifies festivals, performance schools and programs/contracts throughout the world and partners/networks with them to improve performance skills.

AUDIENCE BUILDING

In order to create platforms for Sarakasi’s performing artists, projects and other stakeholders and to reach out to a diverse audience, Sarakasi initiated its audience-building program in 2003 by starting to organize small and big scale creative productions and events.