Faustin Linyekula is a choreographer and performer with a "live-wire intensity" (The New York Times). His riveting work often addresses themes of memory, forgetting, and dreams. With his country's history as a catalyst, he considers the impact that decades of war, trauma, and economic uncertainty have on people's lives.
Linyekula founded Studios Kabako in 2001. Based in Kisangani, DR Congo, the company fosters young artists, acts as a laboratory for the development of theater, dance, music, film, and video, engages in local community initiatives, and supports the touring of Linyekula's work worldwide. Linyekula has performed in New York at MoMA and at the Crossing the Line Festival in 2011 and 2012.
Crossing the Line 2017 will feature a focus on Faustin Linyekula, showcasing three works that reflect the scope of his mission, from a collaborative community project to compelling dance theater. Presented as part of BRIDGING, an initiative co-developed and supported by The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations