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Faustin Linyekula/Studios Kabako
Faustin Linyekula and Les Studios Kabako premiered Triptyque sans Titre in 2002- the first among many artistic expressions as the artist "still wandering through the ruins of native land..." copes with the new realities of his home.
The Summer/Fall 2005 tour of Triptyque sans Titre marked the company's North American debut. The piece deals with memory and the consequence of collective amnesia within a context of the political, social and economic realities of a turbulent and constantly changing nation (Democratic Republic of Congo, former Zaire, former Belgian Congo, former independent state of Congo). Recycling fragments of memory, trying to tell a story he can't quite remember, Linyekula reflects a generation that struggles collectively to simultaneously forget and unearth their history. In this stark, edgy dance-theater piece, Linyekula tells with stunning visuals and relentless honesty the painful and beautiful story of his land. Triptyque sans Titre is performed by four dancers including Linyekula and a live musician performing an original score.
The Summer/Fall 2005 tour was produced by MultiArts Projects & Productions through The Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium and presented at the University of Florida at Gainesville, FL; Portland Institute of Contemporary Arts in Portland, OR; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA.Tour support was been generously provided by the Association Francaise d'Action Artistique (AFAA), the organization dedicated to developing arts and international cultural exchanges on behalf of the French government (www.afaa.asso.fr). The 2005 presentations of Triptyque sans Titre were funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from National Endowment for the Arts and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Ford Foundation.