about the artist
Dorothée Munyaneza is a multi-disciplinary artist using music, song, text, and movement to deal with rupture as a dynamic force. Munyaneza draws from real stories, seizing body, memory, and our times to create a space of resonance.
Her style of creating and performing on stage is directly inspired by what life has so intensely given her. Her artistic research draws from the diversity of her cultural heritage — growing up in Rwanda until age 12, the experience of the 14 years spent in London, her move to Paris followed by her settling in Marseille, but more so by her appetite for encounters.
Dorothée Munyaneza sang since her childhood, trained at the Jonas Foundation in London, and studied music and social sciences in Canterbury, where she became certain that music and sound were pivotal in her work.
In 2006, when she met François Verret, they collaborated on Sans Retour, Ice, Cabaret, and Do you remember, no I don’t. Since then, other collaborations have included Radouan Mriziga, Alain Mahé, Jean-François Pauvros, Robyn Orlin, Ko Murobushi, Nan Goldin, Stéphanie Coudert, Rachid Ouramdane, Maud Le Pladec, Alain Buffard, Maya Mihindou, and Ben Lamar Gay.
In Marseille in 2013, Munyaneza founded her company Kadidi. Its repertoire included Samedi Détente (2014), Unwanted (2017), Mailles, (2020) and a capella (2022).
In 2020, Dorothée Munyaneza translated Hopelessly Devoted and Inconditionnelles (published by L’Arche Éditeur), both by Kae Tempest (formerly known as Kate Tempest). In 2021, the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris invited her to stage Inconditionnelles. It’s set to premiere in fall 2024.
cast & creative team
Conception and Choreography by Dorothée Munyaneza
Artistic and Choreographic Collaboration by Ife Day, Yinka Esi Graves, Asmaa Jama, Elsa Mulder, Nido Uwera
Performance by Ife Day, Yinka Esi Graves, Asmaa Jama, Dorothée Munyaneza, Nido Uwera
Artistic Collaboration and “Suspended” Scenography by Stéphanie Coudert
Scenographic Consultant: Vincent Gadras
Texts: Asmaa Jama, Yinka Esi Graves, Elsa Mulder, Nido Uwera, Dorothée Munyaneza
Music: Alain Mahé, Ben Lamar Gay, Dorothée Munyaneza, Alex Inglizian
Sound Designer: Alain Mahé
Light Designer: Christian Dubet
Acknowledgments: Hlengiwe Lushaba Madlala, Zora Santos, Keyierra Collins
Stage Management: Julia Riggs
Sound Management: Alice Le Moigne
Light Management: Anna Geneste
Executive Production & Touring: Compagnie Kadidi - Virginie Dupray
Production: Emmanuel Magis / Mascaret