Participant Profile

Dorine Mokha

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lubumbashi
Dance

Dancer, choreographer, writer and activist, Dorine Mokha started to dance in Lubumbashi. In 2008, he moved to Kisangani and met Faustin Linyekula. From 2009 to 2012, he followed Studios Kabako’s dance and theater workshops, working with guest artists including Hafiz Dhaou, Andréya Ouamba, Boyzie Cekwana and Sylvain Prunenec.

In 2013, Dorine created his solo Entre-deux, the first part of a very intimate triptych. The same year, he was director assistant of Faustin Linyekula for Drums and Digging and was selected for a talk programme at Theaterformen in Hanover. The following year, he was awarded the Schloss Solitude fellowship in Stuttgart.

Dorine met South African choreographer Desiré Davids and French pianist Nicolas Mondon with whom he imagined Trio sans titre. 2015 was marked by the second part of his triptych Entre-deux II : Lettres à Guz, a trio with performer Franck Moka and drummer Patou Kayembe, which premiered at the Kinani festival in Maputo and shown in Kisangani and at the Danse l’Afrique danse triennial in Ouagadougou in 2016.

As a performer and collaborator, Dorine Mokha worked with Swiss director Elia Rediger: Oh Boyoma!  in 2017 and  Hercule de Lubumbashi in 2019, as well as with German director Carina Riedl. Entre deux:Testament, his third personal creation, was premiered in January 2020 at Kaserne-Basel and at the Manège in Reims. It also marked his third collaboration with Franck Moka, with whom he has cofounded the Art’gument project in 2013.

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  • With immense sadness, we announce that Dorine Mokha (1989-2021) passed away on January 8, 2021 in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, following a short illness.