artistic practices

Marseille and Aix-en-Provence
January 25—February 10, 2024

Dorothée Munyaneza, A CAPELLA, 2022

February 3 at 16:00February 4 at 14:00

Performance, Dance, Music
Duration: 50 min

[mac] Musée d’Art Contemporain

An invitation from the Musées de la ville de Marseille, in partnership with the [mac]

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In a capella, Dorothée Munyaneza's polyglot songs are rooted in narratives that are rarely, if ever, heard. This performance-ceremony is a poetic gesture about peripheral beings, with radical love at its center. With strength and delicacy, the artist weaves the links between present and absent, past and future.


Based in Marseille, Dorothée Munyaneza's work is fiery. Originally from Rwanda, she moved to England with her family in 1994 at the age of 12. She studied music at the Jonas Foundation (London) and social sciences at Canterbury, before moving to France. In 2006, she met François Verret, with whom she collaborated on Sans Retour, Ice, Cabaret and Do you remember, no I don't. She went on to work with Alain Buffard, Alain Mahé, Stéphanie Coudert, Ko Murobushi, Rachid Ouramdane, Maud Le Pladec, Jean-François Pauvros, Radouan Mriziga, Maya Mihindou and Ben Lamar Gay. In 2013, she founded her own company, Kadidi. Samedi Détente (premiered November 2014 at Théâtre de Nîmes), Unwanted (premiered July 2017 at Festival d'Avignon), Mailles (premiered October 2020 at Charleroi Danse) and in 2023, Toi, moi, Tituba... with the musician Khyam Allami.

In 2020, Dorothée Munyaneza translates from English Kae Tempest's Hopelessly Devoted, published as Inconditionnelles by L'Arche Éditeur, a play she will stage at Les Bouffes du Nord in late 2024. Associate artist at Théâtre de la Ville - Paris from 2018 to 2021, Dorothée is now associated with Théâtre National de Chaillot and Maison de la Danse in Lyon, and in residence at Fondation Camargo from 2022 to 2024.

  • Conception and interpretation

    Dorothée Munyaneza

  • Costume

    Stéphanie Coudert

  • Production

    Compagnie Kadidi, avec le soutien de Mascaret Production

  • Coproduction

    Lafayette Anticipations

The Kadidi company is subsidized by the Drac PACA.