Faustin Linyekula / Studios Kabako
In Search of Dinozord
Fri, Sep 22 & Sat, Sep 23
Scored with fragments of Mozart’s Requiem, metronomic taps on a typewriter, and live vocals by an opera star, In Search of Dinozord is a poetic, political fairy tale that begins, like all fairytales, with “once upon a time…”
From there, Faustin Linyekula and a small group of dancers and actors embark on a deeply personal journey as they search for what is left of their former dreams. In spoken word and solo dances, they delve into the wrenching history of the Congo, recount stories from their childhoods, and mourn the loss of a friend. In the process, they hope to fashion a new kind of myth that is a truer reflection of their lives.
Post-performance conversation on Sep 22 with Faustin Linyekula & NYU Faculty
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place, NYC
Co-presented with NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Part of BRIDGING, an initiative co-developed and supported by The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations
About the Artist
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 the Studios Kabako in 2001. Based in Kisangani, DRCongo, 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 Crossing the Line Festival in 2011 and 2012.