Michael Disanka (CD)
20/12/2018 20:30 + 21/12/2018 20:30
17 € / 13 € / 9 €

Chronicle of a young Kinois. The actor, director and writer Michael Disanka (°1987) is one of the most inspiring of today’s Congolese voices. Since studying at the National Institute for the Arts in Kinshasa, where he was born, Disanka has emerged as a true chronicler of his generation.

In this production he reports on the recent history of his country in words, images and music, and on the effects of that history on the daily life of a young artist. The theme is the road to change, with hope as an essential foundation, on a residue of despair.

Five young artists from the Collectif d’Artd’Art sing of their rage and fear and dance to save their lives. They mock the harsh reality of everyday life in the Congo in a story that is evidence of their turbulent existence. Not a single aspect of life in this part of the world escapes their tirade.

text, direction Michael Disanka assisted by Michel Wetshi | with Christiana Tabaro, Kady Vital Mavakala, Taluyobisa Luheho, Jeannot Kumbonyeki & Michael Disanka | dance Jeannot Kumbonyeki | music Kady Vital Mavakal, Taluyobisa Luheho, Christiana Tabaro | light design Ralf Nonn | translation FR-NL Steven Tallon | translation FR-EN Claire Terring | surtitles Inge Floré & Chaella Nbigira | production Collectif d’Art d’Art, NTGent, Connexion, KVS | thanks to Adeline Rosenstein, Centre Culturel Meko, Institut Français de Kinshasa | with the support of Brussels-Capital Region – Development Cooperation