2022 UC Regents Lecture / Of Broken Circles and Responsibility: Artistic and Scientific Intervention in the Congo River Basin
Faustin Linyekula / Dancer, Artist, Activist
Wednesday, April 27, 2:30-4:00pm, Hershey Hall Salon (South Campus)
He is giving a talk on South Campus in association with the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Congo Basin Institute entitled Of Broken Circles and Responsibility: Artistic and Scientific Intervention in the Congo River Basin on Wednesday, April 27 from 2:30-4:00 pm in Hershey Hall Salon. All are welcome.
Faustin is one of the greatest dancers and choreographers in the world today and also an activist and spiritual and social visionary. Recent projects include getting clean drinking water to 1000 people on the left bank of the Congo River in Kisangani by creating a participatory and sustainable art project. He is working on deforestation and reforestation and linking cycles of dance and performance to environmental and ancestral realities. He is working with traditional artists and elders (some elders are 20 years old) in remote villages in the forest where he has family lineages. And he is also working with scientists and researchers in public universities. HIs ongoing program with the University of Lausanne is called The Imagination of Possible Futures and is collaborative and interdisciplinary across multiple geographies.
Photo by Bea Borgers