Triptyque sans titre
“Fragments, that is, and other recycled ooze, or how to make old stuff out of new.” Faustin Linyekula appears here in the guise of Kabako, teller of tales… Maybe he will tell of the ruined homeland, the smoke of the lamps that burn in the night, the stench of beer and urine in the bars of Matonge, the prostitutes and old Rumba singers… Or maybe not, for Kabako often forgets the stories."
Updating: November 2010
Born in Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo, the dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula combines the power of theatre, the expressive force of dance and sharp political critique to explore post-colonial reality with courage and humour.
Faustin Linyekula grew up and studied literature and theatre in Kisangani. Because of the political troubles, he moved to Nairobi and co-founded the first contemporary dance company in Kenya. A prize awarded by the Angola International Dance Festival opened the doors to the international dance scene, and he was invited to present Tales Off the Mud Walls at the 2002 Summer Tanz Festival in Vienna. French audiences discovered his work at the 2007 Avignon Festival with Le Festival des mensonges. Despite his emerging international career, Faustin Linyekula decided to go back to DRC to found Studios Kabako in Kinshasa, a multidisciplinary training, production and distribution centre that now operates out of Kisangani. Faustin Linyekula regularly teaches in Africa, the USA and Europe (Paris, CNDC Angers, Impulstanz, etc.) In 2007 he was awarded the Grand Prix de la Fondation Prince Claus for Culture and Development, and in 2014 the Grand Prix de la Fondation CurryStone for his work at Studios Kabako. In 2016 he was appointed Associate Artist for the City of Lisbon.
Source : Festival de Marseille
More information: http://www.kabako.org
Centre national de la danse, Réalisation
Since 2001, the National Center for Dance (CND) has been making recordings of its shows and educational programming and has created resources from these filmed performances (interviews, danced conferences, meetings with artists, demonstrations, major lessons, symposia specialized, thematic arrangements, etc.).
Triptyque sans titre
Papy Ebotani, Madrice Imbujo, Djodjo Kazadi, Faustin Linyekula, Edwige Makanzu
Faustin Linyekula - Assistant scénographie et lumières Daddy Kamono
Joachim Montessuis, les studios Kabako