Choreographer Faustin Linyekula from the Democratic Republic of Congo dances his new solo work Le Cargo.
The work is a sort of self portrait worked out within the context of the history and the violent upheavals of the choreographer's homeland. It was reviewed with enthusiasm when it debuted in the US last year.
Linyekula lived in Nairobi from 1993-2001 where he first started to dance with Alfonse Tiérou from the Ivory Coast and where he became one of the co-founders, along with Opiyo Okach and Afrah Tenambergen, of La Compagnie Gàara in 1996, Kenya's first contemporary dance company, based at the GoDown Arts Center.
The company's first work Cleansing (from spiritual cleansing to the horrors of ethnic cleansing) opened the way to performances at a number of festivals and residencies abroad.
Alliance Française, Liberation Link, Airport Residential Area, www.afaccra.com.