Faustin Linyekula

25 > 29.06.18

CN D Pantin

Faustin Linyekula lives and works in Kisangani, D.R. Congo, the former Zaire, former Belgian Congo, and former private property of Leopold II. After studying literature and theatre in Kisangani, and a few initial experiences, he founded the Kabako Studios which accompany young artists by training, productions and in outreach. He has created seventeen pieces, which have been performed in Africa, Europe, North and South America, as well as Australia, which examine how history runs through our bodies, while shaking up personal dreams and destinies. He has worked with La Comédie-Française, the ballet companies of Lorraine, Lisbon and Marseille, and conceived performances for museums. He regularly teaches and has won a large number of prizes.

Dire son nom (Saying your name)

I approach dance as an attempt to remember your name, not so as to look inwards, but instead to examine the numerous links and networks which the name brings out, in what it says about us, in relationships with others, with the people around us, those who have preceded and those who will succeed us, in the bonds with the places where we were born and where we live... Dance will become this tool to grasp the world, think out the world, in its complexity and multiple contexts.
Faustin Linyekula