Dorothée Munyaneza, Compagnie Kadidi


Kinyarwanda, Somali and English, with German subtitles

14.8. | Meet the Artist | Hosted by: Virve Sutinen | Following the performance

Duration 60 min

With “Mailles” Rwandan­-British choreographer, singer and author Dorothée Munyaneza gathers on stage with five women who, as poets, performance artists, flamenco dancers, singers and choreographers, have inspired her in a multitude of ways. Living dispersed across the globe and stemming from mixed cultural backgrounds, they are part of the diaspora, each of them African or of African descent: Haitian, Rwandan, Danish born Somali, Ethiopian living in the Netherlands and British. They are united by their stories of adversity and resilience. Interweaving their distinct voices in a universal tale, Munyaneza captures in them the beauty of an undefeated, feminine force of creation.

Trailer: MAILLES

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German premiere with audience
  • Cast


    Dorothée Munyaneza


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

    Artistic collaboration - suspended scenography

    Stéphanie Coudert

    Scenographic advice

    Vincent Gadras


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


    Alain Mahé


    Christian Dubet

    Technical director

    Marion Piry

    Light management

    Marine Levey, Anna Geneste

    Sound management

    Camille Frachet, Alice Le Moigne


    Olivia Amos

    Production management

    Emmanuel Magis

    Assistance production

    Salomé Remond

  • Credits

    Production: Compagnie Kadidi. Co-production: Théâtre de la Ville, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Charleroi danse – Centre Chorégraphique de Wallonie, Châteauvallon – Scène nationale, Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines – Scène nationale, Le Grand T – Théâtre de Loire Atlantique, CCN – Ballet National de Marseille (Accueil Studio 2020), NEXT Festival / La Rose des Vents – Scène nationale Lille Métropole Villeneuve d’Ascq, Théâtre National de Bretagne, Théâtre de Nîmes – Scéne conventionnée d’intérêt national – Art et Création – Danse Contemporaine. Supported by: DRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Ministry of culture, Quartz Endowment Fund – Brest National Theatre, La Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon – National Centre for Contemporary Writing, de la SPEDIDAM, Department Bouches-du-Rhôn and city of Marseille. Thanks to: Hlengiwe Lushaba Madlala, Zora Santos, Keyierra Collins.

    Supported by Institut français.

    In cooperation with Volksbühne, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz.


Due to an extensive PCR testing regime for SARS-CoV-2, the performers can move on stage in this production without minimum distance.

Past dates

German premiere with audience

Sat 14.8.

from 19:00 to 20:00Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

Sun 15.8.

from 19:00 to 20:00Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz


Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
Linienstr. 227, 10178 Berlin

You can reach the lower foyer and the main theatre at the Volksbühne without barriers through the main entrance. For structural reasons the (upper) Sternfoyer is not free of barriers.