Co-presented with FIAF’s Crossing the Line Festival

Sur les traces de Dinozord (In Search of Dinozord) is an adaptation of a 2006 work that paid homage to the murdered Congolese political prisoner Antoine Vumilia Muhindo. Set to Mozart’s Requiem performed live by rising opera star Serge Kakudji, dancers and actors move through a landscape of ruins in the post-apocalyptic Congo, looking for remainders of their dreams. In spoken word and solo dances, they delve into the wrenching history of the Congo, recounting legends from their childhoods and mourning the loss of a friend.

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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.

Performed in French with English supertitles.

Part of BRIDGING, an initiative co-developed and supported by The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation.

Direction: Faustin Linyekula
With: Serge Kakudji (singer), Jean Kumbonyeki Deba, Papy Ebotani, Yves Mwamba Bakadiasa, Faustin Linyekula (dancers), Papy Maurice Mbwiti, Antoine Vumilia Muhindo (actors)
Text: Richard Kabako, Antoine Vumilia Muhindo
Music: WA Mozart (Requiem, excerpts), Charles Lwanga Choir of Kisangani Joachim Montessuis (Nierica), Arvo Pärt (Pari Intervallo, Redeuntes in mi, Trivium, Annum per Annum), Jimi Hendrix (Voodoo Chile)
Production: Studios Kabako / Virginie Dupray
Co-production: KVS Theater, Brussels.
With support from the DRAC Ile-de-France / French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

Faustin Linyekula at NYU Skirball is co-sponsored by the Department of NYU Tisch Dance and the Department of NYU Africana Studies.

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Faustin Linyekula: In Search of Dinozord