FACING THE UNSPEAKABLE TO GIVE VOICE TO A GENERATION
‘She moves with the grace and power of one who can’t separate song from movement.’ TOM PHILLIPS, DANCEVIEWTIMES
Dorothée Munyaneza was 12 when, after miraculously surviving genocide, she fled her home in Rwanda.
UNWANTED focuses on the stories of the women caught up in the genocide specifically those who suffered rape, an act of domination and suppression, still used as a weapon of destruction in war zones today.
A generation of children were born of this rape, traumatised by their history and ostracised by the taboo of their origins. With raw energy and empathy, Munyaneza unfolds these stories delving into the heart of the unspeakable, and giving voice to her generation.
Singer, author and choreographer, Dorothée Munyaneza has been part of the international contemporary scene since the early 2000s. Dorothée composed and performed on the 2004 original soundtrack Hotel Rwanda (Terry George) and sang on Afro Celt Sound System’s album Anatomic. In 2010, she released her first solo album produced by Martin Russell and collaborated on James Brett’s album Earth Songs in 2012. In 2013, she started her company, Kadidi, and created Samedi Détente at the Théâtre de Nîmes.
This event is part of the In Between Time Summit.
The Summit is our response to the global demand for a better future. Burning with desire for change.
Between 11 – 13 OCTOBER 2019 in Bristol, we will pioneer a new way of gathering. Join us for artworks, conversations, workshops, film screenings, music, marches and resistance.
RISE UP: Artists, citizens, curators, activists, policy-makers, thinkers, mavericks, dreamers, humans. #IBTsummit
See the full programme here.
BANNER IMAGE: UNWANTED, DOROTHÉE MUNYANEZA © CHRISTOPHE RAYNAUD DE LAGE