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Face 2 Face - Expériences of Africa

February 02, 2015 | By francecanadaculture Canada

NAC Dance presents the third edition of Face 2 Face brings you compelling personal performances created and inspired by experiences of Africa. Don’t miss these extraordinary contemporary stories told through remarkable and distinctive works. Presented with the support of Institut français.

Faustin Linyekula | Studios Kabako

  1. Le Cargo | Feb 4 - 7, 2015 | Arts Court - Theatre

    Faustin Linyekula is captivating as he examines his personal history amid the violent upheaval in his native Congo. Inspired by potent music and his own deep desires, Faustin moves and sings beautifully in the brutally honest, bare-bones Le Cargo.

    Kemi Contemporary Dance Projects

  2. Idiom, Sous un projecteur | Feb 4 - 7, 2015 | Arts Court - ODD BOX

    Jennifer Dallas (Canada) and Bienvenue Bazié (Burkina Faso) share a unique artistic sensibility. Together they perform Idiom, a compelling cross-cultural mash up which explores like and unlike cultures in musical, verbal, and movement-based idioms. The program also features Bazié in a short solo. 

    Vincent Mantsoe | Compagnie NOA

  3. NTU, Skwatta | Feb 5 - 7, 2015 | NAC Studio NTU IS AN NAC CO-PRODUCTION

    Vincent Mantsoe masterfully weaves together African and Western dance styles. NTU (an NAC co-production) and Skwatta, two politically charged works, comment on the desperation of life in South Africa’s squatter camps, and the triumph of the human spirit.

    Qudus Onikeku | YK Projects

  4. My Exile Is In My Head | Feb 6 - 7, 2015 | NAC Studio

    Nigeria’s Qudus Onikeku creates movement fusing dance and acrobatics to explore cultural identity and the human condition. This award-winning solo is a penetrating, high-energy work filled with beauty, angst, resignation – and deep spirituality.

(Source: National Arts Center's website)