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Crossing the Line Festival Includes a Dancer’s Mini-Residency


The Congolese dancer Faustin Linyekula, who will present three works — including two new commissions — as part of this year’s Crossing the Line Festival.

Karsten Moran for The New York Times

A dozen premieres, including four new commissioned works, are on tap for this year’s Crossing the Line Festival, the French Institute Alliance Française’s annual event for innovative art from a variety of disciplines.

The festival, now in its 11th year, is scheduled to run Sept. 6 through Oct. 15 at venues in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

Of the four commissioned artworks, two involve the Congolese choreographer and performer Faustin Linyekula, who will have what amounts to a New York residency as part of the festival and Bridging, an initiative with the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations.

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mr. Linyekula will present a new work commissioned with Met LiveArts, performed with the South African dancer Moya Michael and inspired by the museum’s Kingdom of Kongo collection. Another commission, with Dancing in the Streets, will involve Mr. Linyekula appearing with 20 street and subway dancers in the Bronx and Brooklyn.

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