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Le Cargo

Faustin Linyekula / Studios Kabako


In Le Cargo the Congolese dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula is alone on stage for the first time. In earlier productions he told the turbulent history of this native country but now Linyekula examines why he loves dancing so very much. He takes us along to his childhood and the village where he observed all sorts of dance rituals, which he relives now, driven by the electric guitar music of Flamme Kapaya. “An incredible supple dance that sometimes just rocks”, this is what the New York Times wrote about Le Cargo. Faustin Linyekula is a pioneer of contemporary dance in Africa. He has worked together with the Comédie Française, is a welcome guest at the Festival d'Avignon and is supported by KVS in Brussels, where much of his work could be seen.

CHOREOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE: Faustin Linyekula, MUSIC: Flamme Kapaya, percussionnists d’Obilo, PRODUCTION: Studios Kabako, Virginie Dupray, COPRODUCTION: Centre national de la danse, WITH THE SUPPORT OF: DRAC Ile-de-France (aide au projet)

Duration: 55 min

Location: Kortrijk - Budascoop