Faustin Linyekula - 'Histoire(s) du Théâtre II’
Tue 10.03 20:00 - 22:00

Faustin Linyekula

'Histoire du Théâtre II'
Tue 10.03
20:00 - 22:00
  • Tue 10.03
    20:00 - 22:00

A performance about the key moments in the history of theatre

Following the wave of decolonisation in the 60s, a number of African countries decide it’s time to go in search of their own identity. Ironically, they borrow Western codes in order to put themselves on the map. Mobutu Sese Seko is among them and in 1974 he founds the Zaire National Ballet. What could have been an excellent laboratory for African dance and music ultimately becomes a propaganda tool and a point of fierce political contention on the African continent.

At the request of NTGent, the world-famous Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula has created a performance about the key moments in the history of theatre. Together with three members of the Zaire National Ballet and two other actors, Linyekula investigates the lost potential of the young Congolese state.

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tue 10.03 - 20:00 Minard
€24 / 20 / 14

in Dutch, English and French with Dutch and English surtitles

podium, dance


director Faustin Linyekula - cast Oscar Van Rompay, Wawina Lifeteke, Marie-Jeanne Ndjoku Masula, Ikondongo Mukoko, Papy Maurice Mbwiti - production NTGent - special thanks to Mariposa - in collaboration with Ballet National de la Compagnie Théâtre National Congolais et de Isaano / Positive Production (Kigali)

in copresentation with NTGent


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