DCSIMG Le Cargo et Portrait Series: I Miguel ARTIST OF THE CITY 2016

Le Cargo et Portrait Series: I Miguel

Saturday, 21 may — 4pm
Vale da Amoreira – Centro de Experimentação Artística (Bairro Fundo Fomento, Largo dos Cravos BL.50 R/C)

While preparing the Artist in the City 2016 program, choreographer Faustin Linyekula expressed his desire to present his work to audiences in neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Greater Lisbon. After the memorable presentation of Le Cargo at Cova da Moura, Teatro Maria Matos co-organizes two more shows, one in Bairro Padre Cruz, in Carnide, in the context of the Urban Art Festival, and another at Vale da Amoreira, in Moita.

55 minutes + 20 minutes • 6+ • free entry subject to availability • reservations: + 351 211 810 030 • cea@mail.cm-moita.pt

Co-presentation: Câmara Municipal da Moita/Centro de Experimentação Artística do Vale da Amoreira, Maria Matos Teatro Municipal, Companhia Nacional de Bailado and Artemrede.

Le Cargo

© José Frade

© José Frade

Faustin has spent the last decades telling stories: stories of the Congo, of the Democratic Republic of Congo, of Zaire, of the Belgian Congo. Throughout history his country has been labelled all these names. In them, bodies have been marked by History and lives have been marked by violence. How can you not let the body speak of History, leaving the words behind, even if just for a moment? In this journey towards himself, Faustin boards a train that has ceased to exist, whose tracks have been swallowed up by the forest. Seeking what has disappeared, dancing what was banned by the new era, by the God of Miracles. Finding the master drummer who has given up rhythm and become a pastor.

choreography and performance: Faustin Linyekula; music: Flamme Kapaya, Obilo drummers; production: Studios Kabako/Virginie Dupray; coproduction: Centre National de la Danse, supported by DRAC Île-de-France

Portrait Series: I Miguel

© Bruno Simão

© Bruno Simão

The meeting is at the heart of the Faustin’s creative process. In this case, is the meeting with Miguel, a young dancer from the National Ballet of Portugal. Between Barreiro, city where Miguel lives, and Kinsangani, on the banks of the Congo river, the city where Faustin grew up, will there be areas to share? May sprout new words even if for brief moments? Can a dialogue happen?

choreography and direction: Faustin Linyekula ; interpretation: Miguel Ramalho ; music: Pedro Carneiro ; light design: Thomas Walgrave

A Create to Connect presentation with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union