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Masu Kaino

Michel Kiyombo / Studios Kabako


Just like Faustin Linyekula in Le Cargo, Michel Kiyombo digs deep into this own childhood memories in the dance solo Masu Kaino. Kiyombo's father died recently after a long, inexplicable illness. Already as a child Michel was always on the move to help his father in every possible way. In Masu Kaino, a curse in the Kizimba language which means something like 'undergo your fate every day again', Kiyombo reconstructs his family history and the mysterious stories that were going around about his father. Kiyombo is supported by Les Studios Kabako, the art centre Faustin Linyekula runs in Kisangani. He only just comes knocking at the dance firmament but shows great promise for the future. At NEXT Kiyombo and Linyekula join hands for a double bill !

CHOREOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE: Michel Kiyombo, OUTSIDE VIEW: Faustin Linyekula, MUSIC: Shala Mama, Franck Moka, VIDEO: Yves Mwamba et Djino Alolo Sabin, LIGHT: Yafali Elongo, PRODUCTION: Studios Kabako – Virginie Dupray, COPRODUCTION: Dance Dialogues Africa, Fondation Fédérale allemande pour la Culture (Kulturstiftung des Bundes), WITH SUPPORT OF: Alliance Française de Kisangani

Duration: 35 min

Location: Kortrijk - Budascoop