Kininso Koncepts stages return to Oregun

Things are about to get hot in Oregun as Tiata-Tori, courtesy of Kininso Productions returns to the stage in Oregun area of Lagos, Nigeria, 

The fascinating theatre company promises a September to remember with stage performances at the Kininso Hub in Oregun.

“I have good news for you, Tiata-Tori is back! From (September), you can come and watch stage performances at the Kininso Hub, Oregun… I look forward to seeing you,” said a statement by Joshua Alabi who runs the outfit.

KiNiNso-Koncepts is a dance and theatre company which approaches problems through powerful, multifaceted storytelling and performances that can take place in any space.

Kininso Koncepts is the brainchild of Alabi, who believes that theatre can be used as a tool for youth empowerment and a way of encouraging social development, breaking down barriers between people and changing attitudes. It specifically addresses social issues, but by using music, dance, poetry and experimental approaches to theatre, also aims to craft stories that are highly entertaining which will appeal to a very broad audience. The company’s work particularly targets the young, and constructs narratives that offer alternatives to violence as a solution to problems. The group has forged relationships with the Lagos State Government and international agencies, producing plays specifically for the Justice Department among others.

Plays include the comedy Just Justice, produced as part of the Justice for All project managed by the British Council, and Talk Yes, Arms No addressing terrorism, militancy and violence against women and girls. It has also produced Awari (‘the fruitful search’) challenging the stigmatisation of IVF; FOIA, a play educating audiences about the Freedom of Information Act; Mama Na Gold, a dance-theatre piece about the causes of, and solutions to, maternal deaths; and State of Emergency Amnesty, which looks at the state of security in Nigeria and a host of other plays. The group has also been commissioned by NGOs to address climate change, and two performances address the empowerment of women in this context.

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