The dancer, choreographer and director Faustin Linyekula always introduces himself as a “storyteller”. The story of Not Another Diva…, written with the South African actress and singer Hlengiwe Lushaba, is a down-to-earth portrait without glitter of another kind of diva. Beyond misery and tragedy, a diva anchored in the present is reborn, free to dream and choose her destiny. On stage, stories, songs, Congolese and South African rhythms come together in a “jam session” with musical and cultural connections, which also makes political observations on post-Apartheid South Africa. We could almost be in the courtyard of the Faustin Linyekula’s Kabako Studios in Kisangani, where anything is possible: playing, dancing, singing, and telling stories (including about things that hurt us) with no fear of being judged.
Co-production Festival de Marseille