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Faustin Linyekula: more more more…future
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 of Congo.
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 Linyekula
"90 minutes of pure shock and amazement."
—The Gazette (Montreal)