Les subsistances

Creative research laboratory - Lyon
Theater / Dance / Circus / Music

Les subsistances

Laboratoire international
de création artistique – Lyon

Archives - Saison 2012 - 2013



From January 31 to February 2

Création  Dance


At Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse

Score: Stronghold
Piece for 3 dancers + 1 string bass (Violaine Launay)

Faustin Linyekula, a Congolese choreographer, lives between Kisangani and Paris. This artist with a passion for sound and music is choreographing a piece of contemporary music for the first time. An artist of many forms, his work includes energetic, high-strung dance, political and poetic theater, and performance art. He has taken his art to the most celebrated international stages, from the Avignon Festival to the Comédie française. He has chosen Strong Hold by Julia Wolfe, his first choreography for contemporary music, for the scaled-down physicality of the sound and the rigorousness of the piece.


Choreography : Faustin Linyekula
Interpretation : Clarisse Chanel, Marcela Santander, Miguel Garcia Llorens
Music : Stronghold de Julia Wolfe
Bass : Violaine Launay

Production : Studios Kabako – Virginie Dupray


Faustin Linyekula lives between Kisangani and Paris. His artistic career has taken him from the Avignon Festival to the Comédie-Française, from the most contemporary theaters in Brussels to the hottest performances in his Studio Kabako – a hotbed of artistic dreams in a small city in northeastern Congo – moving tirelessly from theater to dance. His work resembles him: energetic, high strung, and often political. This artist is building a bridge between Africa’s artistic effervescence and Europe, which has trouble seeing it.

Violaine Launay : A teacher since September 2008 and an orchestra musician, Violaine Launay collaborates with the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris, the Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Opéra de Lyon, and the Opéra de St Etienne, under the direction of prestigious conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Sylvain Cambreling, Kent Nagano, Valéry Gergiev, Jun Märkl, Myung-Whun Chung, Kazushi Ono, etc. Web site

Around a performance

Thursday 31 January 2013
Meeting with the creative team at the end of the performance.

Creative construction site with Faustin Linyekula
Thursday 24 January at 19:30

At Les Subsistances, rehearsal followed by a meeting.
Free with reservation.


Listen the scores:

Stronghold Part 1

Stronghold Part 2




15 € / 12 € (reduced+) / 7.50€ (reduced ++)

Dates & horaires

Thu 31 January 2013 / 19:00

Fri 1 February 2013 / 19:00

Sat 2 February 2013 / 19:00


Feuillle de salle

In the context of:

Aire de jeu from January 29 to February 2 :
2nd edition of the festival, in collaboration with the Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse and the CCN de Rillieux-la-Pape.