Sur les traces de Dinozord

Sur les traces de Dinozord. Faustin Linyekula

© Sammy Baloji

Theatre

Faustin Linyekula

Faustin Linyekula / Studios Kabako, Kisangani
“Sur les traces de Dinozord”
Theatre
German premiere

  • Length 1h 30, no interval
  • In French with German surtitles

Past Dates

Artist talk
3 July following the performance

In 2006, Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula paid a special homage to his friend Antoine Vumilia Muhindo, a writer and political prisoner in Kinshasa who was facing a life sentence. “The Dialogue Series: III. Dinozord” was a painful retracing of the history of Kisangani – where Linyekula grew up, and a town that suffered heavy conflicts between 1997 and 2002 – with the participation of writers, singers, actors and dancers. It dealt with the fate of Linyekula’s childhood friends Kabako and Vumilia.
Linyekula – whose plays are performed in theatre capitals all over the world – decided to return to the work he dedicated to Vumilia mainly because Vumilias’s circumstances changed significantly: he managed to escape after ten years’ imprisonment, went to live in exile in Sweden and appears on stage in the new play. The situation in the Congo has changed too but has not become easier in any respect. “Sur les traces de Dinozord” continues where the play left off in 2006 – with the same participants, including Hip Hopper Dinozord, Paris-based countertenor Serge Kakudji and the same pressing questions that Linyekula asked people in the streets and fields in 2006: What has become of their dreams in war-ravaged Congo?

Directed by Faustin Linyekula
Texts by Richard Kabako, Antoine Vumilia Muhindo

With Serge Kakudji, Dinozord, Papy Ebotani, Djodjo Kazadi, Faustin Linyekula, Maurice Papy Mbwiti, Antoine Vumilia Muhindo

A production of Studios Kabako / Virginie Dupray in co-production with KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg (Brussels)

Funded by Goethe-Institut