British-Rwandan choreographer Dorothée Munyaneza explores collective memory in ‘Mailles’

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Issued on: 24/01/2023 – 16:50



Along with her visceral mixture of poetry, music and motion, efficiency artist and choreographer Dorothée Munyaneza finds highly effective expression for sometimes unspeakable horrors. Born in Kigali, she was simply 12 in 1994 throughout the genocide of the Tutsi – a narrative she tells in considered one of her first reveals “Samedi, Détente” or “Saturday, Rest” – named for a radio program she listened to as a toddler. Munyaneza’s newer work “Mailles” – or “Mesh” – presently taking part in on the Chaillot Nationwide Theatre in Paris, is a collaboration with 5 different Black feminine artists. She describes it as a commemoration of their pleasure, love, and customary identities as “youngsters of the dispersed” – whether or not by colonial violence, the slave commerce, or the alternatives of earlier generations in search of new alternatives. She joined us on Encore! to inform us extra.