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“Some of us are young, some of us are old.

Our stories differ.

Here, there and elsewhere.

We have lived through earthquakes, blood, crises, joy, darkness, laughter and tears.

We sail in the midst of multiple languages and daily dances.

Between anger and gentleness.

We live scattered across lands and continents.

I want to sit at the heart of this feminine nucleus, intertwining horizons.

These past years, I have met artists who are free, powerful, engaged, bold, hybrid,

who share the stories of long-oppressed peoples, scorned peoples, beaten peoples,

segregated peoples, long-considered insignificant. Rich encounters with people who

have so much to tell, to share.

Their stories, songs, dance, tears and laughter are like roots where memories irrigate

our stories.

Dancers, actresses, performers, authors, composers, cooks.

We are interwoven stories.We are melodies.

We are humanity.

We are crossings.

Beyond identity, we are geographical, generational and professional mesh. “

Dorothée Munyaneza

Dorothée Munyaneza has brought together 6 black, African or Afro-descendant artists for this creation. Together they weave intimate journeys through the spaces that cross and shape them, to create a symphony of voices, a choral and sororal show. Their words and their bodies tell a unique story of strength, commitment, insubordination and beauty.


→  Conversation with Jean-Marc Adolphe, 2019 for the Birmingham International Dance Festival


Artistic direction, choreography & performance

Dorothée Munyaneza

Artistic and choreographic collaborations & performance

Ife Day

Yinka Esi Graves

Asmaa Jama

Elsa Mulder

Nido Uwera

Artistic collaboration & “suspended” scenography

Stéphanie Coudert

Scenographic consultancy

Vincent Gadras


Asmaa Jama, Yinka Esi Graves, Elsa Mulder, Nido Uwera, Dorothée Munyaneza


Alain Mahé, Ben Lamar Gay, Dorothée Munyaneza, Alex Inglizian

Sound creation

Alain Mahé


Christian Dubet

Stage management

Marion Piry

Sound management

Camille Frachet

Light management

Marine Le Vey

Special thanks

Hlengiwe Lushaba Madlala, Zora Santos, Keyierra Collins

Direction de production

Emmanuel Magis, assisté de Maxime De La Fuente et de Nouria Tirou

Executive production

Virginie Dupray – cie Kadidi


Théâtre de la Ville, Paris I Festival d’automne à Paris I Charleroi Danse, Centre chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles I Châteauvallon, scène nationale I Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, scène nationale I Le Grand T, Théâtre de Loire-Atlantique I CCN-Ballet national de Marseille (accueil Studio 2020) I Next Festival, La Rose des vents, scène nationale de Lille-Métropole, Villeneuve d’Ascq I Théâtre national de Bretagne I Théâtre de Nîmes, scène conventionnée d’intérêt national, art et création, danse contemporaine
Avec le soutien du Fonds de dotation du Quartz, scène nationale de Brest I La Chartreuse, Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, Centre national des écritures contemporaines I Spedidam I Département des Bouches du Rhône I Ville de Marseille.

Dorothée Munyaneza was in residency in Chicago (USA) with support from the Face Foundation, the French Consulate in Chicago, Institut français - Paris, in partnership with High Concept Labs Ragdale Foundation, Experimental Station, Poetry Foundation, France Chicago Center at the University of Chicago.

The Kadidi Company is supported by the DRAC PACA (compagnie conventionnée).

Premiered on 23 October 2020 at Charleroi Danse.

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