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Faustin Linyekula

Dialogue
Mon, Sept 17 at 8pm
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Le Cargo
Tue, Sept 18 at 8pm
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Dancer and choreographer, Faustin lives and works in Kisangani, North-East of the Democratic Republic of Congo, former Zaire, former Belgian Congo, former independent state of Congo.... Following literature and theatre studies in Kisangani, he settled in Nairobi in 1993 and collaborates with Opiyo Okach and Afrah Tenambergen, co-founding in 1997 the first contemporary dance company in Kenya, the Gàara company.

Back in Congo in June 2001, he created the Studio Kabako in Kinshasa , a space dedicated to dance and visual theatre, that provides training programs, as well as supports research and creation. 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 ten pieces. Among its most recent creations:more more more… future (2009), which has extensively toured in Europe, United States and Africa, Pour en finir avec Bérénice (2010), Faustin’s own private version of Jean Racine’s piece previously staged for the Comédie Française in Paris in Spring 09, and Le Cargo, his first solo (2011). Faustin teaches in Africa, Europe (Parts / Brussels, CNDC / Angers, Impulstanz / Vienna, Laban Centre / Londres…) and in the United States.

In December 2007, he received the Principal Award of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development and is member of the Akademie der Kunste der Welt in Cologne / Germany. Since 2006, Studio Kabako’s activities have resettled in Kisangani, and have extended to other artistic fields, including music and cinema/video. The Studio Kabako organizes regular workshops and training sessions, and also produces and brings on tourworks by young Congolese artists. With Vienna-based architect Bärbel Müller, Faustin is working on a series of three cultural centres around the city or how to “acunpuncture” Kisangani by generating a circulation of ideas, men and women, inspiring creativity in these three decentralized spaces… Groundbreaking works of the laboratory centre have been completed on a 4200-square-meter piece of land, a few kilometres from the city centre. The residency centre should open in 2015.

 
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