Holland Festival


Dorothée Munyaneza


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Dorothée Munyaneza
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A stage for the stories of six strong women.

Duration 1 hour, no interval
Language multiple languages, with Dutch and English surtitles
World premiere 23 October 2020 Charleroi

For her work Mailles, ‘mesh’, the choreographer Dorothée Munyaneza, herself originally from Kigali (Rwanda), gathered a group of six very different artists and put them on stage together. She feels a deep kinship with each of them because of their strength and social involvement. The women are African, or have African roots, and speak out about their experiences with violence and oppression, while celebrating their strength as women. -|-Each woman tells her story in her own language, in her own way - from spoken word to flamenco. The designer and visual artist Stéphanie Coudert connects the various elements with costumes and set design. On stage, this makes for a crossroad where all stories meet. About the group, Munyaneza says: ‘We are interwoven stories. We are melodies. We are humanity. We are crossings. Beyond identity, we are geographical, generational and professional network.’

Your visit to ITA during Holland Festival

Like ITA, the Holland Festival adheres to the current corona measures, as drawn up by the RIVM and the Dutch government. As long as the coronavirus is not yet under control, testing can help to step by step make more possible. The national government wants to use testing for access in order to facilitate social activities in a safe way.

In concrete terms, this means that in order to gain access to the performances taking place at ITA during the Holland Festival, in addition to your admission ticket you must also be able to present a negative test result in the form of a QR code in the CoronaCheck app.

This works in the following way:

  • You make an appointment via 'Testen voor toegang' and get tested within 40 hours before the start of the performance.
  • You will receive an e-mail with the result of your test.
  • If you do not have Corona, you will receive the negative test result.
  • You can then use the app CoronaCheck to turn your test result into a test certificate.
  • This certificate takes the form of a QR code.
  • You have this QR code scanned at the entrance of ITA.

Please note: only test results that are scheduled via Testen voor toegang are accepted for access.

On the Testen voor toegang website you will find an extensive FAQ section.


concept Dorothée Munyaneza
with Ife Day, Yinka Esi Graves, Asmaa Jama, Elsa Mulder, Dorothée Munyaneza, Nido Uwera
artistic collaboration, costumes, scenography Stéphanie Coudert
with thanks to Keyierra Collins, Hlengiwe Lushaba Madlala, Zora Santos
music Alex Inglizian, Alain Mahé, Ben Lamar Gay, Dorothée Munyaneza
sound Alain Mahé
light Christian Dubet
scenographic advice Vincent Gadras
general direction Marion Piry
light direction Marine Levey, Anna Geneste
sound direction Camille Frachet
production Compagnie Kadidi, Anahi
-|-coproduction Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Charleroi Danse - Centre Chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles, Châteauvallon - Scène nationale, Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-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 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, la SPEDIDAM, le Département des Bouches du Rhône, la Ville de Marseille.Dorothée Munyaneza is associate artist bij Théâtre de la Ville-Paris en was in residentie in Chicago (VS) met de steun van de FACE Foundation, het Franse Consulaat-Generaal in Chicago, het Franse Instituut in Parijs, en in samenwerking met High Concept Labs, Ragdale Foundation, Experimental Station, Poetry Foundation, France Chicago Center aan de Universiteit van Chicago.