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Raimund Hoghe
with Faustin Linyekula

Sans-titre
Thursday–Saturday,
September 16–18, 2010
7:30pm

Coffee and Conversation, September 16 at 6:30pm
Post-Performance Talk with Carla Peterson, September 17

Dance Theater Workshop
Co-presented with Dance Theater Workshop

   
 
 

“It’s worth seeing anything by Raimund Hoghe, a critic and dramaturge who worked for a long time with Pina Bausch and who has made riveting dance works over the last decade”
The New York Times

“[Hoghe’s] works are as smart as they are moving”
The New York Times

Crossing the Line is pleased to present three events around the inimitable Raimund Hoghe and Faustin Linyekula, a young star
from Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Sans-titre is a unique partnership between Raimund Hoghe and Faustin Linyekula. The work examines the deeply rooted
connections between people across age, culture, and geography through Hoghe’s nuanced, poignant approach to movement
and “theater without words.”

Raimund Hoghe Bio
Raimund Hoghe had his first, and long overdue, US tour in 2009, performing his ensemble work, Boléro Variations, at Portland's TBA Festival, the Walker Art Center, and DTW, as a co-presentation with the Crossing the Line Festival. The tour garnered sold out houses and critical acclaim. He lives in Düsseldorf and has been awarded several prizes including the Deutscher Produzentenpreis für Choreografie in 2001. Mr. Hoghe is known for energizing and destabilizing audiences as he questions conceptions of abnormality.

    • Raimund Hoghe was born in Wuppertal and began his career by writing portraits of outsiders and celebrities for the German weekly newspaper Die Zeit. These were later compiled in several books. From 1980 to 1990 he worked as dramaturge for Pina Bausch's Tanztheater Wuppertal which also became the subject matter for two more books. Since 1989 he has been working on his own theatre pieces for various dancers and actors. 1992 started his collaboration with the artist Luca Giacomo Schulte, who is till now his artistic collaborator. In 1994 he produced his first solo for himself, Meinwärts, which together with the subsequent Chambre séparée (1997) and Another Dream (2000) made up a trilogy on the twentieth century. Hoghe frequently works for television on projects such as Der Buckel, his 1997 hour-long self portrait for WDR (West German Radio and Television). His books have been translated into several languages. He has toured extensively in Europe, Japan, and Australia.

Faustin Linyekula Bio
Dancer and choreographer, Faustin Linyekula lives and works in Kisangani, North-East of the Democratic Republic of Congo, former Zaire, former Belgian Congo, former independent state of Congo.... Faustin teaches in Africa, Europe (Cork, Parts / Brussels, CNDC / Angers, Lisbon, Impulstanz / Vienna), and in the United States.

    • Following literature and theater studies in Kisangani, he settled in Nairobi in 1993 and collaborated with mime artist Opiyo Okach and dancer Afrah Tenambergen, co-founding in 1997 the first contemporary dance company in Kenya, the Gàara company. Their first piece, Cleansing, received an award at the Rencontres chorégraphiques africaines de Luanda in 1998. Faustin worked then as a choreographer, performer, and dance teacher between South Africa, Reunion Island, and Europe. He was offered residencies by Régine Chopinot in La Rochelle (France), Mathilde Monnier in Montpellier (France), and the Tanzwochen Festival in Wien (Austria) where he created with South-African dancer Gregory Maqoma Tales off the Mud Wall (2000). Back in Kinshasa since June 2001, he has developed there a company dedicated to dance and visual theater, providing training programs, as well as supporting research and creation: the Studios Kabako. Memory, forgetting, and the suppression of memory—in his works, Faustin addresses the legacy of decades of war, terror, fear and the collapse of the economy for himself, his family, and his friends. With the Studio, Faustin has presented seven pieces: Spectacularly empty (2001), Triptyque sans titre (2002), Spectacularly empty II, a revival for the black box of the 2001 piece, Radio Okapi (2004), a performance space including guests and live radio. Based on Congo’s recent history, Le Festival des mensonges (Festival of Lies, 2005-06) is performed in two versions: a 2-hour version and an all-night-long version from 11pm to 6am. The Dialogue Series: iii. Dinozord (2007) tells the story of a return to the native country: what happened to the city after several years of war? After several years away, where are the friends who dreamed once to change African literature and theater? Festival of Lies and The Dialogue Series: iii. Dinozord were both performed in Avignon as part of the 2007 Avignon Festival. In 2007–08, Faustin worked on the staging of La Fratrie errante, a text by Marie-Louise Bibish Mumbu. In 2009, Faustin presented his own version of Jean Racine’s Bérénice commissioned by the Comédie Française / Paris in Spring 09, as well as a Studio Kabako’s creation, more more more… future, around ndombolo, the Congolese pop music (premiere in Brussels in May as part of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts). In 2009, he was also part of Sans-titre, a duet by and with Raimund Hoghe. In 2006–07, he was part of a think tank with other African artists and intellectuals around the creation of an arts center near Cape Town. In December 2007, he received the Principal Award of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development. Since 2006, Studio Kabako’s activities have moved to Kisangani and Faustin is now working on the development of a series of neighborhood cultural centers around performing arts and image in the city.
 

Ticket Price
FIAF Members $15
DTW Members $15
Non-Members $20

Venue
Dance Theater Workshop
219 West 19th St
Btwn 7th & 8th aves

Subway
1 to 18th Street

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Supported in part by the Goethe-Institut.
Image © Rosa Frank

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