Around the performance
Date and Time:
June 24, 2017 at 1:00pm
Ronnie Ck ~ Artistic Director /Choreographer [ Ronnie CK Dance ]
Ronnie Ck is a skilled professional dancer who has taught, performed and choreographed throughout Kenya and internationally. He has been studying the performing arts for more than 7 years and boasts expertise in a broad range of dance styles including Modern, Jazz, Jazz funk, Tap, Contemporary, Horton technique, Ballet, African dance, Ballroom, Lindy hop, Salsa, Semba and Kizomba among other dances.
Ronnie Ck’s true passion has always remained with his ability to convey to others his passion and enthusiasm for the performing arts and dance. A natural born dancer, a lover of creativity, he has always drawn inspirations from international dance teachers and choreographers such as Kevin Armstrong Babb (Trinidad), Miriam Rother (Israel) and Lena Joseffson (Sweden). His performances continually push the realms of spectator and performer to challenge both roles while introducing new ideas into the work, and has played an active part in Nairobi’s dance community by consistently provoking us with new ways to think about dance and movement.
History of Site and Related Water Issues:
The Fourteen Falls is located to the Eastern Part of Kenya in Kiambu County.Fourteen Falls is a spectacular 27 meter deep waterfall that derives its name from the 14 distinct falls that cut across the Athi River.
The Falls are still a sight to behold from afar but the closer you get the faster they lose the allure. The amount of garbage running down the river under the falls and pretty much everywhere is a real eye sore and certainly limits the experience. The River which was once clean is littered with plastic bags, bottles and wastes from nearby factories and establishments. Locals say the authorities have done little to keep the water clean. According to my source long before the river was destroyed people used to fetch the water for drinking, but now even the sewage is dumped into the river making it unsafe for use. Walking down the river you could kids swim in the river which for me is a health hazard.
There is a lot to see and do while in this scenic site, boating, fishing, photography, plant identification, and bird watching among other activities. The falls are impressive; however the amount of garbage and pollution all over the place is a huge detriment and tarnishes the experience. The falls have so much potential if it were not the neglect from the authorities.
Kothbiro – Ayub Ogada
People will be informed about need to keep their water clean and in turn join the drive to clean the river and keep it safe by themselves without depending on the authorities. The River and the scenic sight of the Fpourteen falls has been a source of income to many youth and young adults here who act as guides around the caves and falls. Also fishing has been going on here and we believe if the river is reclaimed there just could be possibilities that fishing will thrive.
Directions to the Site of Performance:
14 falls are located near Thika town about 65 Kilometres North East of Nairobi off Thika-Garissa Road turning at Makutano junction.
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How can I get involved?
Create aware about the need to clean the fourteen falls either through promotional materials sensitizing the public on the importance of clean water and also join in the drive to publicize the event so that many organisations and individuals that would love to be apart of this to join.