Legacy, forgetting, and memory form a confluence of forces in the work of choreographer Faustin Linyekula, whose performances are indelibly etched by the experiences of his home in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Linyekula bears witness through his dance to decades of war, terror, and fear, while also subverting the dominant image of contemporary Congo with one of resourcefulness and hope. Mining his earliest memories of dance in his childhood home, Linyekula traveled a bold path of self-reflection and discovery to produce this significant work, his first solo dance.
Le Cargo is a co-production of Centre national de la danse. Les Studios Kabako are supported by the DRAC Ile-de-France / French Ministry of Culture and Communication. With the support of the Institut français / Paris / Afrique en créations.