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Faustin Linyekula: Sur les traces de Dinozord (In Search of Dinozord) with NYU Skirball Center


NYU Africa House was proud to support Sur les traces de Dinozord (In Search of Dinozord), directed by Faustin Linyekula.

Direction: Faustin Linyekula

With: Serge Kakudji (singer), Jean Kumbonyeki Deba, Papy Ebotani, Yves Mwamba Bakadiasa, Faustin Linyekula (dancers), Papy Maurice Mbwiti, Antoine Vumilia Muhindo (actors)

Text: Richard Kabako, Antoine Vumilia Muhindo

Music: WA Mozart (Requiem, excerpts), Charles Lwanga Choir of Kisangani Joachim Montessuis (Nierica), Arvo Pärt (Pari Intervallo, Redeuntes in mi, Trivium, Annum per Annum), Jimi Hendricks (Voodoo Chile)

Production: Studios Kabako / Virginie Dupray

Co-production: KVS Theater, Brussels

Find more information on the NYU Skirball website.

Performed in French with English supertitles. Part of BRIDGING, an initiative co-developed and supported by The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation. With support from the DRAC Ile-de-France / French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

Media coverage in the New York Times

NYU Skirball Center, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, is downtown Manhattan’s premiere Cultural Center. The 2017-18 season, the first curated by Director Jay Wegman, features challenging, provocative and adventurous programming, reflecting the intellectual and counter-culture traditions of the historically bohemian Village.

The 860-seat state-of-the-art performance venue provides a home for internationally renowned artists, innovators, and thinkers. Its presentations span a wide variety of genres, from dance, theater, music, film, and performance art.

NYU Skirball’s unique place within New York University enables it to contextualize each performance by drawing on the expertise of NYU’s internationally renowned faculty. The University’s intellectual riches and resources enhance Skirball’s programming through dialogues and special events with artists, philosophers, scientists, Nobel Laureates, and journalists.

The facility, designed by architect Kevin Roche with excellent sightlines and acoustics, features a state-of-the-art sound system, technology, and broadcast capabilities, making it a sought-after venue for film and television screenings and premieres, theatrical events, and live radio and podcast presentations.