Mailles | Théâtre National de Chaillot

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25-28 Jan 2023

Dorothée Munyaneza

© Leslie Artamonow
© Leslie Artamonow
© Leslie Artamonow
© Leslie Artamonow

Associate Artist

To her, there is beauty in rebelliousness. From Bristol to Seville, from Haiti to Marseille, Dorothéé Munyazena weaves together the intimate journeys of six female black, African or of African descent artists.

Dorothée Munyazena was born in Kigali, Rwanda, in 1982. On April 6, 1994, she escaped the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. She was 12 then. This starting point, this very personal history of violence runs through her entire work. With Mailles, Dorothée Munyazena expands on work she began in 2014 with autobiographical pieces. Today her voice speaks for other accounts
For this new piece, she builds connections with Ife Day, Yinka Esi Graves, Asmaa Jama, Elsa Mulder and Nido Uwera, who are all on stage and are all artists. They are all Africans or of African descent. Mailles is not a gentle show, it’s a brilliant pronouncement against the spaces they are rejected from. The ensemble is a choreographic choir that pierces the stage with rage as well as beauty and freedom. A sense of power comes from the collective, which is here symbolized by the costumes of designer and visual artist Stéphanie Coudert.
The flowing clothes and voices of the poetesses and singers and the intense movements join together, forming a militant and essential common body. A multi-voice haunting melody.

Amélie Blaustein Niddam

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full price 39 €

Over 65-year-olds 34 €

18 to 27-year-olds 14 €

Under 18-year-olds 12 €

Jobseekers 17 €

Welfare recipients 8 €

People with sensory disabilities (on accommodated performances) 23 €

Groups starting from 10 people 25 €



Pass liberté 27 €

Pass liberté jeune 12 €

+1 person under 28 YO 12 €
If i suscribed to a Pass liberté jeune and the person with me is also under 28, her-his seat is free thanks to the patronage of Caisse d’Épargne Île-de-France​.

+ 1 person over 28 YO 27 €