Faustin Linyekula in Lies

Event has passed (Thu Nov 8, 2007 - Sat Nov 10, 2007)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
6:00 PM
$23.00 - $30.00
Dance, Theater, Modern Dance, Performance Arts


His Triptyque Sans Titre was the most talked-about performance of the 05_06 season. This year, the contemporary dance visionary returns with an extraordinary dance theater experience: part installation, part party, part community event. In Lies, Linyekula, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, evokes “the ruins of his native land.” Amid a street-fair atmosphere, actors tell stories of daily life and lies of a country misled. Meanwhile, a band plays, audiences eat and drink, dancers create and destroy landscapes of urban detritus, and propaganda fills the air. Linyekula forces mutually exclusives together in an evening jam-packed with beauty…and deception. Come early or late, stay minutes or hours and immerse yourself in this one-of-a-kind performance event.

Thursday & Friday performances run a standard performance length. The Festival culminates on Saturday with the full, marathon-length event of approximately 6 hours, which will feature collaborations with a roster of esteemed local artists. All events include a buffet hosted by YBCA in association with local African eateries.

“An ethereal figure with a spirit of steel...the Congolese choreographer is an intellectual and practical force to be reckoned with.” —The Star, South Africa

Festival of Liesis a project of the Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium, a coaliton of 11 diverse arts institutions, advancing a dynamic exchange of arts and ideas between artists, arts organizations, cultural and other insitutions of Africa and the United States.


  1. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
    701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA