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Faustin Linyekula
Le Cargo

Tuesday, September 18
at 8pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Presented in partnership with the Museum for African Art

Dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula returns to Crossing the Line with a new solo work following his 2011 sold-out performances. In the raw and intimate Le Cargo, Faustin Linyekula examines his personal story within the context of his native Congo’s rich and tumultuous history. Infused with potent music and his powerful personal narrative, Faustin beautifully investigates his relationship with dance, the physical language through which he has told his country’s stories for a decade, as he searches for traces of this brutal history on his body.

In English

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Recent Buzz & Reviews

The Huffington Post
Lesson Learned: Transcribing the African Reality
Through Dance

Azza Sat , Sept 26, 2012

The New York Times
When a Country’s Situation Is So Bleak,
Can Telling a Story Make a Difference?

(PDF Available Here)
Brian Seibert, Sept 22, 2012

In the theater of One World
"...profound and engaging from start to finish"
Congolese choreographer/director Faustin Linyekula dances solo after profound dialogue with director Peter Sellars
Randy Gener , Sept 18, 2012

The New Yorker
Dance: Faustin Linyekula, Le Cargo
Sept 17, 2012

The New York Times
The Week Ahead: Dance: Faustin Linyekula
Claudia La Rocco, Sept 16, 2012

Interview Magazine
Crossing the Line in a Good Way
Effie Bowen, Sept 13, 2012

Art in America
Sight Lines: Peter Sellars, Faustin Linyekula
Sept 12, 2012

New York Magazine
Dance Listing: Faustin Linyekula
September 17, 2012

The New Yorker
Dance: Faustin Linyekula, Le Cargo
September 17, 2012

Paris New York TV
Crossing the Line, le festival osé du Fiaf c’est maintenant
Anaïs Digonnet, September 14, 2012

Willamette Week
TBA Diaries: Faustin Linyekula, Le Cargo
Heather Wisner, September 14, 2012

The New York Times
Dance Listings for Sept. 14-20,
Highly Recommended: Faustin Linyekula, Brian Rogers

September 13, 2012

Time Out New York
Recommended Listings: Faustin Linyekula, Le Cargo; Faustin Linyekula and Peter Sellars, Dialogue
September 13–19, 2012

The New Yorker
Dance: Fall Preview, Faustin Linyekula's "Le Cargo"
September 10, 2012

Time Out New York
Faustin Linyekula Critics' Pick!
August 2, 2012


Ticket Info

FIAF Member $15
Advanced $20
Day-of $25


Venue Info

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59 Street
(btw Madison & Park Ave)
New York, NY 10022
Map & Directions

With the support of Institut français - Paris / Programme Afrique et Caraïbe en Créations.

Images:Le Cargo © Agathe Poupeney

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