Marion Van Dijck is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sarakasi Trust that was founded in 2001. She has seen Sarakasi grow from a very small project into a multi-program undertaking. Sarakasi focuses on acrobatics, dance, music and strives to empower its trainees and contracted artists (most of which originate from slum areas in Nairobi) creatively and economically.
Sarakasi furthermore organizes festivals and events, cultural exchanges, local and international performance concerts and tours while it also provides training and capacity building programs and implements special social development programs.
Its latest venture is the establishment of the ‘Sarakasi Dome’ that has become a known rehearsal and performance space in Nairobi.