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Sep 01 2024 - 18:30

Teatro Zandonai

umuko

National premiere | Co-production Oriente Occidente

In the place where Dorothée Munyaneza was born are growing umuko trees with their bright red flowers. A holy tree with healing properties, umuko keeps ancient stories and memories. Around the umuko, Munyaneza has gathered 5 young artists from the Rwandese scene.

Musicians, dancers, poets, they are for her these “brand-new ancients”, quoting the British musician and poet Kae Tempest. Powerful, rebellious and vulnerable, they dream the Rwanda of tomorrow without forgetting its history and legacy. Munyaneza returns to Rovereto blending dance, music and poetry.

The performance is part of Focus on Rwanda

umuko

Artistic Direction Dorothée Munyaneza
Performers Jean Patient Nkubana, Impakanizi, Abdoul Mujyambere, Michael Makembe, Cedric Mizero
Costumes and props Stéphanie Coudert, Maximilien Muhawenimana, Cedric Mizero
Music Impakanizi, Jean Patient Nkubana e Michael Makembe
Lights Camille Duchemin
Sound management Camille Frachet
Light management Anna Geneste
Production Virginie Dupray, assistita da Nouria Tirou / cie KadidiCoproduction Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels, Chaillot Théâtre national de la danse, Maison de la danse Lyon - Pôle européen de création, PACT ZollVerein Essen, Julidans Amsterdam, deSingel Antwerp, Tanz im August – HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin funded by the Capital Cultural Fund, Kaai Theater Brussels, Oriente Occidente Dance Festival Rovereto
Supported by Institut français du Rwanda, Goethe-Institut nell’ambito di Franco-German Fund for Culture

Lenght 70'