Dorothée Munyaneza

France ⁄ Rwanda
National Premiere


1 Fri 21.00h


10.00€ • >16


Conception and coreography Dorothée Munyaneza
With Holland Andrews, Alain Mahe, Dorothée Munyaneza
Visual Artist Bruce Clarke
Music Dorothée Munyaneza, Holland Andrews, Alain Mahe
Artistic advisor Faustin Linyekula
Scenography Vincent Gadras
Costumes Stéphanie Coudert
Technical Director Marion Piry
Light engineer Marine Levey
Sound Engineer Camille Frachet
Production Emmanuel Magis, Anahi
Coproduction Festival d’Avignon, Maison de la culture de Bourges Scène nationale, Théâtre de Nîmes Scène conventionnée pour la danse contemporaine, Le Liberté Scène nationale de Toulon, Pôle Arts de la scène Friche la Belle de Mai, La Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, Escales danse en Val d’Oise, Musée de la danse (Rennes), Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Scène nationale, Pôle Sud Centre de développement chorégraphique de Strasbourg, Festival d’Automne à Paris, BIT Teatergarasjen-Bergen, Théâtre Forum Meyrin (Genève), Théâtre Garonne Scène européenne (Toulouse), L’Échangeur Centre de développement chorégraphique Hauts de France, Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Théâtre du fil de l’eau (Pantin), Le Bois de l’Aune (Aix-en-Provence)
Special thanks Godeliève Mukasarasi and to women and young people of SEVOTA Association (Rwanda)

Aprox. duration 1h15 
“Unwanted” tells the crude and painful story of raped women.
Rape is still seen today as a weapon of mass destruction in conflict areas/war zones. Rape leads to children traumatised by the story they carry and stuck with the weight around their birth for life. In order to write this story, Dorothée Munyaneza set out to meet rejected mothers, women harmed by the circumstances of a life they did not plan and whom she always asked the same question to begin with: “After what happened to you, what did you do to accept yourself as you are?”. An account based on true stories of women who saw their intimacy violated.

Dorothée Munyaneza is a singer, author and choreographer, one of the key references in international contemporary art. She has signed several musical and choreographic projects since 2000, but it wasn’t until 2014 that she achieved international recognition. Dorothée Munyaneza was born in Rwanda. She left Kigali in 1994, at the age of 12, and settled in England with her parents. After taking on British nationality, she studied music, and it allowed her to perpetuate the memory of individual and collective bodies in the lyrics of her songs.
Dorothée Munyaneza - © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

© Christophe Raynaud de Lage