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Kambi Gathesha

A.R.T.: What to Send Up When It Goes Down. Born in Nairobi, Kenya and raised both there, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and suburban Washington D.C., Kambi Gatheshais a Brooklyn-based actor and choreographer. His credits include What to Send Up When it Goes Down, Movement Theatre Company; Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Classical Theatre of Harlem; and Our Lady of Kibeho, Signature Theatre Company. He recurs on the forthcoming pilot “Big Dogs,” Choice Films. As a dancer he has worked with David Parker’s the Bang Group, Reggie Wilson’s Fist and Heel, and Darcy Naganuma’s Naganuma Dance. As a choreographer he has presented his work at City Center, Alvin Ailey Studios, Battery Park Downtown Dance Festival, Merce Cunningham, and Arts on Site. He is the recipient of the Jerome Robbins Foundation’s 2019 Project Springboard fellowship, an initiative to develop dance-driven musical theater. There he developed his musical A Nation Grooves: A People’s History of Hip-Hop. He thanks his team at HCKR, his family, his partner Julia, and he dedicates this show to his father, Patrick Ali Gathesha.

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