MATCHOMBE Michel Kiyombo

A dance performance in which Michel Kiyombo looks back on his youth in Congo, his journey home to Belgium and, meanwhile, discovers fatherhood. On stage he tells about his birth and how he came to earth as a small, vulnerable creature. By dancing, he grew into the man he is today. But what is left of the fragility in him? Now he is a father himself, but what about his vulnerability?

Concept and acting: Michel Kiyombo – Music: Youness Unik – Coaching: Tijen Lawson and Greet Vissers – Translation: Greet Vissers and Somalia Williamson – Production: kunstZ.

Michel Kiyombo is achoreographer, dancer and actor. He trained intensively with Faustin Linyekula, where his solo ‘Masu Kaino’ was also supported by Linyekula’s art centre Les Studios Kabako (Congo). In addition, Michel danced in ‘Toxuvan Momar N’Diaye’, in ‘Debout’ by Djino Alolo, in ‘Le manteau’ by Tchekpo Dan Agbetou. In Belgium, Michel performed in ‘Le sacre du Printemps’ (les ballets C de la B), ‘Sur les traces de Dinozord’ by Faustin Linyekula. He co-choreographed the reworking of ‘Giselle’ by Akram Khan in collaboration with kunstZ and gives dance workshops at De Grote Post.

Mestizo Arts Platform