Dorothée Munyaneza / CIE KADIDI
Fri 14.03.2025 and Sat 15.03.2025
  • 14.03.2025
    20:00 - 21:30
    KVS, Brussels
  • 15.03.2025
    20:00 - 21:30
    KVS, Brussels

In past seasons, Dorothée Munyaneza enchanted us with Mailles and Toi, moi, Tituba, …, co-presented by Kaaitheater. And this year, we once again get to co-present a creation by this talented maker with our neighbours: Umuko. 

The umuko is a red-flowering tree, guardian of stories with healing powers. With five young Rwandan artists, dancers, a poet, and musicians, Dorothée Munyaneza celebrates the creativity, daring, and freedom of a new generation that continues the memories of the past while dreaming of the future.

Dorothée Munyaneza brings five young artists from Rwanda together on stage. ‘Brand-new elders’, to use the words of Kae Tempest: men and women who dream of the Rwanda of tomorrow, without forgetting any of its history. Together, they conjure up an umeko, the tree that brightened up Dorothée’s childhood with its bright-red flowers. Gathered around the umeko, they try to make connections between what has been preserved, what remains upstanding among the rubble, and what is still to come.

In search of love, solidarity and joy, this creation combines dance, poetry, music and song, all thanks to the vulnerable, powerful, rebellious youngsters on stage.



ARTISTIEKE REGIE / MISE EN SCÈNE ARTISTIQUE / ARTISTIC DIRECTION Dorothée Munyaneza MET / AVEC / WITH Yvette Fasha, Akayezu Jean Patient, Impakanizi, Abdoul Mujyambere, Michael Makembe KOSTUUMONTWERP / CONCEPTION DE COSTUMES / COSTUME DESIGN Stéphanie Coudert MUZIEK / MUSIQUE / MUSIC Akayezu Jean Patient, Impakanizi, Michael Makembe, Dorothée Munyaneza LICHT / LUMIÈRE / LIGHT Camille Duchemin GELUID / SON / SOUND Camille Frachet, Aude Besnard ILLUSTRATIE / ILLUSTRATION Maya Mihindou PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION Virginie Dupray, Assisted By Nouria Tirou / Cie Kadidi COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION Dance Reflections By Van Cleef & Arpels, Chaillot Théâtre National De La Danse, Maison De La Danse Lyon - Pôle Européen De Création, Pact Zollverein Essen, Desingel Antwerp, Julidans Amsterdam, Tanz Im August – Hau Hebbel Am Ufer Berlin, Kaai Theater Bruxelles, Oriente-Occidente Festival Rovereto MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF Institut Français Du Rwanda, Goethe-Institut, Franco-German Fund For Culture