Elegant, visual, powerful – Sur les traces de Dinozord (‘In search of Dinozord’) is a highlight in Linyekula’s oeuvre.
Length: 1 hour 25 minutes, no interval
Language: French (Dutch and English surtitles)
Introduction: at 19:45
Meet the artist: with Faustin Linyekula, wed 5 June – after the performance
A journey through the past.
In this political recollection, the Congolese choreographer and storyteller makes a journey through the past, tracing the steps of poet and childhood friend Richard Kabako, buried far from home, rebel Antoine Vumilia Muhindo and his years of imprisonment, waiting for an execution that never came, and hip-hop dancer Dinozord. The quest recounts lost dreams, memories of old friends in Kisangani – the city where Linyekula grew up – and how history has crossed personal journeys. Where has hope gone for a flourishing future for war-ravaged Congo? This is an attempt to create a new story of their lives, to a sound score of constant typewriter clacking, Jimi Hendrix’ guitar riffs and Mozart’s Requiem.