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14.04.18| Win Tickets to Because I always feel like running

You can win tickets (see below) for this performance about the emergence of long distance running and the struggle for independence.

In Because I always feel like running, Ogutu Muraya navigates the politics of running in East Africa. The emergence of athletic prowess in middle and long distance categories coincided with the independence movements. Since the 60s the success of athletes became tied with the process of nation building and the creation of a new post-colonial identity.

In the same way as a marathon runner is always pushing his limits and enhancing his body, the performance also centres on willpower and physical tenacity. Through historical, documentary and personal narratives, Muraya investigates the runners body both as a political repository and a vulnerable, vital and resilient biological organism.

Ogutu Muraya (Kenia, 1986) is a writer, storyteller and theatre maker. His graduation piece Fractured 'Memory featured' at Bâtard Festival in Belgium last year. This year the festival will also host the première of 'Because I always feel like running.'

Win 2 tickets to the performance at Podium Mozaiek

ZAM has two tickets to raffle to the performance on Saturday April 14 in Podium Mozaiek in Amsterdam. Please send a mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Friday morning April 13 and put ‘Ogutu Muraya’ in the subject line.