Nkisi Nkondi: Sacred Kongo Sculpture Performance Installation @ MOAD
Saturday, June 2nd - Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
Join us for a very special performance installation conceived of and choreographed by Byb Chanel Bibene.
Nkinsi Nkondi project emerged from a trip to Paris, France. During a visit to the Quai Branly Museum, choreographer Byb Bibene discovered a nkisi nkondi statue from the Kongo people of central Africa. This divine figure represents the moral and spiritual codes of the people – it is also a political and religious symbol of power, resistance, fear, and defiance. The minkisi were power figures used to destroy evil spirits, cure illnesses, and resolve disputes. The performance installation guides the audience through time, through the walls and floors of the museum where one can witness multiple performances and installations exhibiting how text, body pigments, dance, and music, converge to tell history.
Live music by Adriena Rueda
Text by Marvin K. White, Darius Simpson, and Byb Chanel Bibene
Recorded music by Bayaka Pymees, Henry Torgue and Serge Houppin, Arno Elias
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Performances & Tickets
Saturday, June 2 | 4pm
Saturday, June 2 | 7pm
Sunday, June 3 | 1pm
Sunday, June 3 | 4pm