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Faustin Linyekula

Les Abbesses

Festival d'Automne à Paris

Nov 20Nov 23, 2019

10 à 26€




Colonization seen from the inside, by a poet/novelist/historian and the greatest Congolese choreographer.

Thanks to Faustin Linyekula, many links have been forged between France and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Kabako Studios located in Kisangani, on both banks of the Congo River, have put the city on the international map of multi-disciplinary arts, between dance, music, and theater. Today, he is an associate artist at the Holland Festival in Amsterdam and at the Manège in Reims, after having worked with the Ballet de Lorraine, the Comédie-Française, and Raimund Hogue. He has never stopped questioning us about the condition of Africa and its inhabitants and arts. Here, he returns to a form between dance and theater, based on Éric Vuillard’s Congo, a sensitive narrative that reveals the mechanisms of colonialism. Joined by two excellent actors who work in France and Congo, the choreographer invites us to return to artistic and cultural sources.

Thomas Hahn

artistic direction Faustin Linyekula

Text Éric Vuillard soundtrack Franck Moka & Faustin Linyekula lights Koceila Aouabed with Daddy Moanda Kamono, Faustin Linyekula, Pasco Losanganya