Faustin Linyekula

Choreographer and dancer (Congo)

| Utne Reader September / October 2007

Linyekula spent eight years in self-imposed exile but returned to his homeland in 2001 with a renewed desire to create art there. He soon established a company, Les Studios Kabako, in Kinshasa. His experimental performance art uses text and theater to examine issues of identity and the links between art and society.

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