Dorothée Munyaneza


Ruanda  / France

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Six different biographies, six different voices, six different approaches. This is «Mailles», the latest creation by the France-based Rwandan-British singer, actor, dancer and choreographer, Dorothée Munyaneza.

The fives colleagues sharing the stage with her entered her life at different times. They are from Haiti, Spain, England, Holland and France. Today, Munyaneza says, she can no longer talk about herself without including the other women. In «Mailles» they recount their experiences with song, dance and spoken word, including poetry and flamenco. Their stories deal with violence, exclusion and oppression which intertwine into a collective tale of female power, resistance and survival.

The piece builds on earlier works by Munyaneza, which addressed the genocide in Rwanda or the traumatic experiences of rape victims. However, «Mailles» focuses on the beauty which arises from the mythic power of resistance and allows us to experience the combined might of these six Black women and their stories. (am)

Artistic direction and cast

KonzeptDorothée Munyaneza
MitIfe Day, Yinka Esi Graves, Asmaa Jama, Elsa Mulder, Nido Uwera, Dorothée Munyaneza
Künstlerische ZusammenarbeitStéphanie Coudert
Szenografische BeratungVincent Gadras
DankHlengiwe Lushaba Madlala, Zora Santos, Keyierra Collins
MusikAlain Mahé, Ben Lamar Gay, Alex Inglizian, Dorothée Munyaneza
SoundkonzeptAlain Mahé
LichtkonzeptChristian Dubet
Produktion & RegieentwicklungEmmanuel Magis, mit Unterstützung von Juliette Josse
Technische LeitungMarion Piry
LichtMarine Levey, Anna Geneste
TonCamille Frachet, Alice Le Moigne
ÜbertitelungCarolin Seidl (deutsche Übersetzung), Olivia Amos (englische Übersetzung), Dòra Kapusta (Operator)
FotoLeslie Artamonow


ProduktionCompagnie Kadidi, Mascaret production
KoproduktionThéâtre de la Ville (Paris), Festival d’Automne à Paris, Charleroi danse – Centre chorégraphique de Wallonie (Brüssel), Châteauvallon – Scène nationale, Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines – Scène nationale, Le Grand T – Théâtre de Loire-Atlantique, CCN Ballet national de Marseille (Accueil Studio 2020), NEXT Festival / La Rose des Vents – Scène nationale Lille Métropole Villeneuve-d’Ascq, Théâtre national de Bretagne, Théâtre de Nîmes – Scène conventionnée d’intérêt national – art et création – danse contemporaine
UnterstützungDRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Ministère de la Culture, Fonds de dotation du Quartz – Scène nationale de Brest, La Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon – Centre national des écritures contemporaines, de la SPEDIDAM, du Département des Bouches-du-Rhône et de la Ville de Marseille


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Dance, singing, collective questioning of belonging


1:05 hrs.




German, English

An inclusive event

accessible with wheelchair with subtitle with inductive hearing loop

Sound inductively amplified, descriptive surtitles for people with hearing impairment

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Post-performance talk

Fri 20 August


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