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
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
"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.