Studios Kabako

PASS in Amsterdam: Faustin Linyekula

Faustin Linyekula is Congolese artist, dancer, choreographer and founder of Studios Kabako in Kisangani.

Linyekula’s works are inspired by, among other forms, Ndombolo and examines his personal story within the context Congo’s rich yet tumultuous history. In Le Cargo (2011), exploring his own personal narrative, Linyekula investigates his relationship with dance, the physical language through which he has told his country’s stories, as he searches for traces of this cruel history on his body.

Faustin Linyekula will be on PASS in Amsterdam on Tuesday 13 December from 17:00 – 18:00.

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PASS in Paris: Schengen Shegue

Schengen Shegue is the collaborative project and album of choreographer, dancer, rapper and sculptor, Dinozord with music producer David Bovée. Dinozord lives between Brussels and Kinshasa and is a regular colloborator with Studios Kabako, having met Faustin Linyekula in 2003. He played the lead role in The Dialogue Series: iii Dinozord and featured in More more more… future, Studios Kabako’s rock/punk/Ndombolo opera performed across the globe (including at PASS in Cape Town in 2010). For our PASS pop-up in Paris, Dinozord and …  ( continue reading

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Studios Kabako presents ‘moremoremore…FUTURE’ – LIVE at City Hall, Cape Town

Listen to Kisangani (DRC) based dance collective Studios Kabako’s ‘More more more… Future’, recorded live at the City Hall on September 28, 2010 Infusing the hybrid rhythms of Ndombolo music with hefty doses of punk rage and cosmic energy, Studio Kabako deliver a pre-Sputnik space travelogue into the unknown. Flying in the face of fatalist perception of Africa, they merge explosive dance and experimental theatre, mysticism and militancy, riddle and confrontation, within a wholly new context, where weird worlds of …  ( continue reading

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