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31st March, 2022


A MOMENT – WAKATI at the Let’s Dance International Frontiers 29 April – 8 May 2022 in Leicester, UK


31st March, 2022

Goldsmiths Mocap Streamer Residency 2022

Excited to be working and researching with Letta Shtohryn, Technologist (Malta), Emelia Koberg dancer (Sweden), Tadhi Alawi dancer (Tanzania) as part of the GOLDSMITHS MOCAP STREAMER Residency 2022


The project is founded and supported by the Goldsmithmocapstreamer, Goldsmiths, University of London, Arts and Humanities Research Council 


The project partners are: Akram Khan Company, Alexander Whitley Dance Company, Noitom


31st March, 2022

Artist in Residency 2022 Open Call 

UMOJA Residency has launched an open call for applications for a five-week long, gender- balanced and multidisciplinary artists’ residency that will take place in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) from 26th September to 29th October 2022, is open for East African and European artists, (Fully Funded). UMOJA is one of the 11 pilot projects selected for implementation in 2022 by EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) through the initiative European Spaces of Culture. 

To apply and more about the call: 

For inquiry please contact:

UMOJA Application

08 – 11 December, 2021

On The Other Side Of Being

At the Africa Simply the best, 4th Edition of Bobo Dioulasso solo choreographic contest in Burkina Faso, Bobo-Dioulasso

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26 – 28 november, 2021

A MOMENT – WAKATI at To Be Antwerp in Belgium

26 – 28th November 2021


Official Award Announcement October 25th, 2021

Samwel Japhet 2021 Prince Claus Seed Awards announcement

I am delightfully and proud to announce that I am among the 100 artists from around the world who have received the 2021 Prince Claus Seed Awards from the Prince Claus Fund. This award from the Prince Claus Fund, provides me with an opportunity to take another step as a dance artist and I hope something beautiful will stem from this, in time.

October 2021


At the Afrovibes Festival 2021 in the Netherlands
Rotterdam | @theaterzuidplein | Sat 2 Oct 21:30
Amsterdam | Theater @ccamstel | Tue 5 Oct 20:30
Amsterdam | @bijlmerparktheater Wed 6 Oct 19:30
Rotterdam | @maaspodium Thu 7 Oct 19:30

Ya pili kwenye schedule

August 12 – 20th 2021


World premiere at the 40th Annual Battery Dance Festival in New York. A MOMENT – WAKATI a duet by Tadhi Alawi and Samwel Japhet. Original Music by: Shabani Mugado

Kwenye Schedule ya tatu

Tanzania – October – November 2022

UMOJA residency Oct 10th – Nov 13th 

Norway – October 2022

A MOMENT – WAKATI at the In2IT International Dance Festival 2022 October 3 – 9 2022

Germany – Sept – in Kiel 2022

A MOMENT – WAKATI at Theater Kiel 

September 15th – 16th 

Germany – Aug – Sept 2022

A MOMENT – WAKATI at the Internationale tanzmesse nrw 2022 from 31 August to 3 September in Düsseldorf 

Sweden – August 2022

Production and performance in Malmo – 14th – 26th of August

Sweden – July – 2022

Creative Bubble – 17th – 31 of July

Germany – July 2022

A MOMENT- WAKATI at the 36. International Choreographic Competition Hannover July, 1 –  2. 2022

France June – July 2022

East African Bolero a production by Wesley Ruzibiza – EANT FESTIVAL /AMIZERO Kompagnie Rwanda at La faïencerie de Creil : 15th of June – MJC de Pau : 19th of June – Paris la villette: 20th of June to the 2nd of July

Latvia – June 2022

A MOMENT – WAKATI at LAKSDEJOT Festival – 16th – 18h 2022