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Mailles

dance
music
16—17.11.2022

“For me, beauty exists in insubordination.” From Bristol to Seville and from Haiti to Marseille, the Rwandan and British artist Dorothée Munyaneza weaves together the intimate journeys of six black, African or Afro-descendant artists. In this choral and sculptural show in which costume provides a common thread on the stage, these women are inhabited by a collective force that makes their encounter possible. "Free, daring and bearers of the stories of marginalized peoples," they dance, sing and proclaim the memory of mixed histories. This emancipation unites them in a world where they will never stop being sovereign, between anger and gentleness. 

• The work that musician, author and choreographer Dorothée Munyaneza (Kigali, 1982) creates has a certain fire. She starts from reality and seizes memory and the body, both individual and collective; to speak out and bring the voices of those who are silenced; violence against women, racial inequalities. To make the silences heard and to see the scars of History. Recently, Dorothée Munyaneza performed at the Kaaiscene in Radouan Mriziga's solo Akal. We are happy to welcome her back, this time with her own work.

"A choreographic and poetic journey through mixed histories" – France Culture

presented by KVS & Kaaitheater

concept Dorothée Munyaneza | with Ife Day, Moya Michael, Asmaa Jama, Elsa Mulder, Nido Uwera, Dorothée Munyaneza | artistic collaboration, costumes, scenography « suspension » Stéphanie Coudert |  scenographic advice Vincent Gadras | thanks to Hlengiwe Lushaba Madlala, Zora Santos, Keyierra Collins | music Alex Inglizian, Alain Mahé, Ben Lamar Gay, Dorothée Munyaneza | sound desgn Alain Mahé | light design Christian Dubet |  production coordination & development Emmanuel Magis (Mascaret production) | all-round technique Marion Piry | light technique Marine Le Vey, Anna Geneste | sound technique Camille Frachet, Alice Le Moigne | translation surtitles Olivia Amos | production Compagnie Kadidi, Mascaret production | co-production Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Charleroi-Danse, Centre Chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles, 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 | with the support of DRAC 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. | Dorothée Munyaneza is associated artist at Théâtre de Chaillot (Paris) | Mailles premiered at Charleroi on 23 & 24/10/2020