Tag: Faustin Linyekula

  • "Le Cargo," de Faustin Linyekula, Studios Kabako (2011) Centre national de la danse

    Congolese choreographer/director Faustin Linyekula dances solo after profound dialogue with director Peter Sellars

    Tonight, September 18, Linyekula returns to Florence Gould Hall to debut his autobiographical new work, Le Cargo, which tells of his 2011 return to Obilo, the Congolese village where he spent part of his childhood. Co-presented by “Crossing the Line” (the French Institute Alliance Française’s annual fall festival) in association with the Museum for African Art.

  • African dancers Faustin Linyekula and Papy Ebotani in performance

    Randy Gener moderates “Advancing Creativity of Artists” at Columbia University’s 2-day Africa arts symposium

    NEW YORK CITY —  Randy Gener will serve as moderator and facilitator at a two-day symposium, Dialogues Across Culture: A Model for Building Enduring Partnerships, presented by MAPP International Productions and the Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium.  The free symposium will take place Friday, October 28 (7pm-9pm) and Saturday, October 29 (11am-4pm) at Columbia University. In the second day of the symposium, Gener will facilitate and moderated a public conversation, entitled “Advancing the Creativity of the Artist,” featuring Faustin Linyekula, artist from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ralph Lemon, New York City–based artist. Organized in partnership with the Museum for African Art, The Center for African Education at Teachers College and the Institute of African Studies, Dialogues Across Culture aims to reflect on international cultural exchanges between arts groups in the United States and their counterparts in Africa. This symposium kicks off Friday October 28 with informal performances by choreographers Faustin Linyekula from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Maria Helena Pinto from Mozambique. The following day, Saturday, October 29, there will be presentations and discussions with members of the Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium, MAPP, the Museum of African Art and Columbia University faculty. Dialogues Across Culture: A Model for Building Enduring Partnerships is designed to open up conversations around international cultural exchange; to share lessons learned through …