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Yvette Niyomufasha


Yvette Niyomufasha trained in contemporary and traditional dance and performance.

Born in 1993 in Kigali, she started dancing at a very young age. At the age of 18, she ran away from home and sought refuge in traditional and contemporary dance. In her work, she research on the abreaction concept, the extraction of dormant memory stored within muscle and resurfaced through physical movement. By focusing on the process rather than the result, her methodology encourages what can be revealed when one becomes conscious of kinetic movements in the process of creation. Her work includes compositions, graphic notations, sound environments, books and videos.

She performed at Hafi Y'Abagore, A Satellite Project to Learning Feminism in Rwanda by Flinn Works, but also at the Ubumuntu Arts festivals, at the Iwacu Muzika Festival and at Bayimba Arts Festival…

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