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Papy Ebotani

Saturday, October 8, 2011

1–3pm
Blankenship Ballet at The Alexandria Hotel
501 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Presented in conjunction with performances of more more more… future by Faustin Linyekula/Studios Kabako at REDCAT, October 5–8, 2011

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ABOUT PAPY EBOTANI

Papy Ebotani is a member of Faustin Linyekula/Studios Kabako, and lives and works in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He started out as a rapper and musician before becoming a dancer for Jean-Marie Musungayi’s Diba danse. He has been a performer with Faustin Linyekula and Les Studios Kabako since July 2001. He has trained with a wide range of dancers and choreographers, among them Fred Bendongué, Céline Bacqué, Toufik Oudhriri Idrissi, Hanna Hedman, Sylvain Prunenec, Pep Ramis and recently Meg Stuart at Tanzwerkstatt Berlin. Papy has also been invited to make and present work at numerous international residencies and festivals. Currently he works with Kenyan dancer and choreographer Edwin Kebaya. He has taught numerous workshops in Brasil, Brussels, London and la Réunion while continuing to teach in Congo.

Photo by Agathe Poupeney.