Skyroom Project Raimund Hoghe Sans-titre Raimund Hoghe with Faustin Linyekula ECOGRAM III with Faustin Linyekula
|Organization||French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF)||
|Address||22 East 60th Street, New York, NY, United States|
|Start||September 11, 2010|
|End||September 20, 2010|
German choreographer/performer Raimund Hoghe returns to Crossing the Line 2010, joined by Faustin Linyekula, a young star from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), co-presenting with Dance Theater Workshop, will present two new works, Skyroom Project and Sans-titre, as part of FIAF’s yearly festival, conceived as a platform to present vibrant new works by a diverse range of transdisciplinary artists working in France and New York City.
On September 11, at sunset, Hoghe will perform a once-only performance inspired by FIAF’s Le Skyroom. The site-specific work is a personal meditation on the events of September 11, 2001.
Sans-titre marks a unique partnership between Raimund Hoghe and Faustin Linyekula. The work examines the deeply rooted connections between people across age, culture, and geography through Hoghe’s nuanced, poignant approach to movement and theater without words. Literally meaning “untitled”, Sans-titre explores what it means to be an outsider, undocumented, drawing from what each performer has struggled to overcome in their personal lives, and their strong connection to a shared humanity. Hoghe is known for energizing and destabilizing audiences as he questions our narrow conceptions of normality, himself unencumbered by a spinal deformity.
Linyekula will also take part in an additional Crossing the Line 2010 event, presented in partnership with Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, as part of Columbia’s ECOGRAM series on sustainability. On Monday, September 30, at 6:30pm, Linyekula, director, choreographer and founder of Studios Kabako (Kisangani, DR Congo), will participate in a panel discussion with scholars and architects titled Cultural Ecology, discussing the role of the artist in driving social change. ECOGRAM III will take place at Columbia’s Wood Auditorium.