Dorothée Munyaneza: Mailles

Dorothée Munyaneza: Mailles

Photo by Leslie Artomonow.

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Thursday, November 2 | 8:30PM
Friday, November 3 | 8:30PM
Saturday, November 4 | 8:30PM

Renowned choreographer, singer, and author Dorothée Munyaneza brings Mailles to REDCAT. In this symphony for six African and Afro-descendant female voices, Munyaneza seeks to weave the fabric of their stories in collaboration with the designer and visual artist Stéphanie Coudert. The costumes and the material itself become the through line for what happens onstage, raising questions about the feminine and bodily freedom. Mailles is a women’s show united onstage in order for their different paths to be heard, as well as the violence of their life stories and history itself. Munyaneza enables audiences to share in the combat that these women have been waging in spaces where they often face rejection. Mailles is a celebration of female might, a driving force in art as much as in life.

Presented in multiple languages, including French and Knyarwanda, with English subtitles.

The program includes a post-performance talk on November 3 with Dorothee Munyaneza, Ife Day, Yinka Esi Graves, Asmaa Jama and Nido Uwera.

"Through the very act of turning the pain into art, the sorrow into song and dance and story, Munyaneza transmutes, as do the blues, the badness into stepping stones towards a kind of grace."

J.C. Wright, Stagebuddy, Stagebuddy

Coproduction: Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Charleroi danse - Centre Chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles, Châteauvallon - Scène nationale, Théâtre de Saint-Quentinen-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, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels.

Mailles is part of the Albertine Dance Season and received support from Villa Albertine.

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