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14-17 Jun 2023

Faustin Linyekula

My body, my archive 

© Franck Moka
© Franck Moka

associate artist

After several creations, Faustin Linyekula asks himself: What parts of my body did I engage in each of these pieces? What remains in my body and in my gestures today?

My body, my archive is a quest. That of "Kabako": a "storyteller". But don't expect a happy tale that starts with "Once upon a time". My body my archive is an incantatory dance that summons a whole world. In all the loose limbs of the dancer, in his flexibility and rare agility, colonial exactions, ghosts, demons and also ancestral mothers and women meet. To the rhythm of the oscillating light and Heru Shabaka-Ra's saxophone, this piece questions the traces left by the unspoken stories, by the silences of the women in the family. Access to what is not said constantly reminds the dancer, like a missing limb causing pain.

Amélie Blaustein Niddam

full price 39 €

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18 to 27-year-olds 14 €

Under 18-year-olds 12 €

Jobseekers 17 €

Welfare recipients 8 €

People with sensory disabilities (on accommodated performances) 23 €

Groups starting from 10 people 25 €



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If i suscribed to a Pass liberté jeune and the person with me is also under 28, her-his seat is free thanks to the patronage of Caisse d’Épargne Île-de-France​.

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