UC Regents Lecturer Faustin Linyekula, who is visiting UCLA from Democratic Republic of Congo will meet and talk with us about his new projects and astonishing and urgent visions for the future.
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.
Kaufman Hall #208
Photo by Bea Borgers