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Peter Sellars
& Faustin Linyekula


Monday, September 17
at 8pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Co-presented with the Museum for African Art.

"Faustin is stepping forth as a young master artist whose wisdom and powers of truth-telling go far beyond his age."—Peter Sellars

Friends and artistic collaborators, director and choreographer Faustin Linyekula and stage director
Peter Sellars
come together on the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street to speak about each other’s work and the power of the arts as an agent for social and political change.

Through his innovative interpretations of classic works from Mozart to Sophocles, Peter Sellars has reshaped the way artists and audiences view performance. Faustin Linyekula has gained critical acclaim worldwide for his provocative work addressing the legacy of war and atrocities in his native Democratic Republic of the Congo where he remains a singular voice in contemporary performance. A unique conversation between two remarkable artists.

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Recent Buzz & Reviews

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

Azza Sat , Sept 26, 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 Huffington Post
'Crossing The Line': A Dialogue With The Curators For The 2012 New York City Festival (PHOTOS, INTERVIEW)
Hallie Sekoff, September 14, 2012

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

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

Art in America
Sight Lines: Peter Sellars, Faustin Linyekula
Sept 12, 2012
Peter Sellars, Sarah Michelson & More Set for FIAF's CROSSING THE LINE Festival Lectures, 9/17-10/6
August 16, 2012

Time Out New York
Faustin Linyekula and Peter Sellars 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
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With the support of the Institut français - Paris / Programme Afrique et Caraïbe en créations

Images: Peter Sellars © Ruth Walz; Faustin Linyekula © Antoine Tempe

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