Faustin Linyekula/Studios Kabako

Faustin Linyekula/Studios Kabako: more more more… future

Featuring legendary guitarist Flamme Kapaya

“An ethereal figure with a spirit of steel... the Congolese choreographer is an intellectual and practical force to be reckoned with.” —The Star (South Africa)

The Sharon Disney Lund Dance Series–Music

Three exceptional male dancers led by renowned Congolese choreographer and director Faustin Linyekula join with a raucous on-stage band in this fervent celebration of hope in the face of the ongoing legacy of war and ruin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Set to the blistering poems of political prisoner Antoine Vumilia Muhindo—Linyekula’s childhood friend—more more more… future brings original music by Kinshasa guitar sensation Flamme Kapaya, who mixes infectious, hip-swinging Congolese pop with hefty doses of raging rock. Linyekula and Kapaya build the performance around the pop genre of ndombolo, inverting that genre’s lurid fantasies of easy fame and riches into vivid stories of economic hardship and social injustice experienced daily by the Congolese people as they seek to reclaim their future. “To be positive is the most subversive,” Linyekula writes. “Celebrating is a way of resisting.”

The 2011 U.S. tour of more more more... future is produced by MAPP International Productions in partnership with The Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium.

Funded in part with generous support from the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional funding for the U.S. tour provided by Institut Français/Programme Afrique et Caraibe en création.

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WED 10/5
8:30 pm
THU 10/6
8:30 pm
FRI 10/7
8:30 pm
SAT 10/8
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff