Congolese performers Papy Ebotani (left) and Faustin Linyekula
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Faustin Linyekula: Exploring fragility through dance

Over the last decade, DR Congo's Faustin Linyekula (right) has become one of Africa's most innovative choreographers and dancers.

He mixes dance, theatre, films and music to explore issues related to history, memory and identity.

Through his company Studios Kabako, now based in the Congolese city of Kisangani, he also strives to promote cultural networks at a community level.

Mr Linyekula, who sees himself primarily as a storyteller, is currently presenting his piece More more more... future in the United States, where his spoke to BBC's Network Africa's Nnmadi Moweta.

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  • 13 Oct 2011
  • From the section Africa