Faustin Linyekula/
Studios Kabako

more more more… future

Wednesday–Saturday, October 12–15, 2011
8pm

New York Times and Time Out New York Critics' Pick—check out the recent buzz!

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Choreographer and director Faustin Linyekula creates intricate and powerful performance pieces that reflect the sociopolitical and cultural history, as well as the present-day struggles faced by his native Democratic Republic of Congo.

In this raucous and provocative performance, Faustin Linyekula's choreography embraces creative destruction and stakes a claim to his own no-future society. Three dancers, including himself, twist and rage to the seething poems of Antoine Vumilia Muhindo, a political prisoner and childhood friend. The poems are set in song by music director Flamme Kapaya, an exceptional guitarist and major star in the Congo. Driven by the rhythms of Kapaya and his five-member on-stage band, the piece is a fierce celebration of hope in the face of despair.

"To be positive is most subversive. Celebrating is a way of resisting."—Faustin Linyekula

"90 minutes of pure shock and amazement."
The Gazette (Montreal)

This event is part of Endurance/Resistance/Inspiration,
one of Crossing the Line 2011's three curatorial program perspectives.

 

Venue
The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011

Ticket Price
General Admission $15

Purchase Tickets
thekitchen.org
(on sale Aug 19)

 

Recent Buzz & Reviews

New York Times Critics’ pick
“(More more more…future) is part of the French Institute Alliance Française’s Crossing the Line festival; bravo to them for bringing these artists to New York.”
—Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times, Oct 14

Time Out New York Critics’ pick
Dance: Faustin Linyekula, The Congolese artist embraces the future
By Gia Kourlas, Time Out New York, Oct 3

"The Week Ahead" September 18-24, 2011
By Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times, Sept 18

Congo and Kabuki and Salutes to Mr. B
By Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times, Sept 18

The Best Pieces from Two of the Top Festivals
By Gia Kourlas, Time Out New York, Aug 24

 

Co-presented with The Kitchen.

The 2011 U.S. Tour of more more more…future is produced by MAPP International Productions in partnership with The Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium.

Funded in part by the National Dance Project (NDP) of the New England Foundation for the Arts. NDP is supported by lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust. Generous support for the U.S. tour of more more more… future has been provided by Institut français.

Image: Faustin Linyekula © Agathe Poupeney

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