Samedi Détente


Thursday, January 14 - Sunday, January 17

The Public: LuEsther Hall


Running time: 75 minutes

Postshow discussion: Sunday, January 17

Samedi détente was a Saturday radio program. In Rwanda, it was the main event of the week. We danced, we sang, we memorized the songs.” How do you speak about the unspeakable? Dorothée Munyaneza was 12 when blood turned Rwanda red in 1994. Twenty years later, she invents her own Samedi détente. Accompanied by Ivorian dancer Nadia Beugré and French musician Alain Mahé, she returns to the memories of her childhood with potent music, electrifying movement, and dispassionate testimony.

Rwanda born Dorothée Munyaneza is a singer, dancer, actor, and choreographer who currently lives in France. She formed Compagnie Kadidi in 2013 to develop her original work.

Producer: Kadidi Company with the support of Anahi/Emmanuel Magis
Coproduction: Théâtre de Nîmes–scène conventionnée pour la danse, Théâtre La Passerelle–scène nationale de Gap et des Alpes du Sud, Bois de l'Aune-Aix-en-Provence, Théâtre des Salins–scène nationale de Martigues, L’Onde–Théâtre Centre d'Art de Vélizy-Villacoublay, Pôle Sud–Strasbourg, Théâtre Jacques Prévert–Aulnay-sous-Bois, Le Parvis–scène nationale de Tarbes, Théâtre Garonne–Toulouse, Réseau Open Latitudes 2 with the support of the Cultural European Programme, Théâtre de Liège, Théâtre de la Ville–Paris, BIT Teatergarasjen–Bergen.
With the support of Théâtre Le Monfort–Paris, of Friche Belle de Mai–Marseille, of DRAC (Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs) PACAMinistry of Culture and Communication, of SACD, association Beaumarchais, Arcadi Ile-de-France, ADAMI and Mairie of Paris.
With the support of the Institut français, and the Cultural services of the French Embassy in New York.