Scored with fragments of Mozart’s requiem, metronomic taps on a typewriter and live vocals by South African Hlengiwe Lushaba, Linyekula’s piece is a poetic, political fairy tale.
Dancers and actors move through a landscape of ruins in the post-apocalyptic Congo as they search for forgotten dreams. With elegant, haunting and highly political energy they delve into the wrenching history of the Congo, recounting legends from their childhoods and mourning the loss of a friend as they attempt to create a myth that truly reflects their lives.
About the artist
Faustin Linyekula is an artist 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.
Age recommendation 12+
Presented by LIFT and The Place. A co-production with Studios Kabako, Virginie Dupray and KVS Brussels with support from the DRAC Ile-de-France / French Ministry of Culture and Communication.
Venue: at The Place