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Congolese choreographer Faustin receives award

In December 2007 Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula will be presented with the 2007 Principal Prince Claus Award. The Prince Claus Fund has selected Culture and Conflict as an area of special interest and as the theme for their 2007 awards. Culture, for the Prince Claus Fund, is a basic human need. Culture has the power […]

In December 2007 Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula will be presented with the 2007 Principal Prince Claus Award. The Prince Claus Fund has selected Culture and Conflict as an area of special interest and as the theme for their 2007 awards.

Culture, for the Prince Claus Fund, is a basic human need. Culture has the power either to provoke or diminish conflict. This year the Prince Claus Awards honour artists and organisations that have worked to counteract the destructive power of conflict by opposing beauty to devastation, opening spaces and forms of dialogue, restoring respect for others and enhancing dignity and self-esteem.

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Faustin Linyekula and Studios Kabako / Photo by Joachim Montessuis

Faustin Linyekula (1974, Democratic Republic of Congo) Describing himself as a storyteller, Faustin Linyekula uses movements, text, sound and images to communicate the complex experience of living in the violent conflict that has gripped his country for decades, and to help people examine and reconstruct their lives. The Prince Claus Fund honours Faustin Linyekula for his outstanding choreography, his bold return to Congo, his innovative stimulation of culture despite instability and turbulence, and his commitment to the development of his country. Read more

Join celebrated Congo-based choreographer Faustin Linyekula as he turns the Cedar Cultural Center into a Kinshasa social club and combines a spirited soukous party with an intensive performance installation.

Date: November 1 – 2

Time: 8:00 pm

Place: Cedar Cultural Center

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Date: Saturday, November 3

Time: 8:00 pm to 2:00 am

Place: Cedar Cultural Center

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