Production Details / Press Releases
How can we bring something to life if it is no longer there? Munyaneza creates a space for remembrance to resonate. She dances and sings on behalf of all those whose existence was denied by the colonial system. The work celebrates unheard, untold stories and lives, Elsa Dorlin’s Guyanese great great grandmother, or Tituba, a Caribbean woman persecuted in the Salem witch trials. The music is by oud player and electronic music producer Khyam Allami. A living archive emerges in the interplay of sound, movement, light and shadow, revealing and sharing repressed knowledge.
TFB Nr. 1788
Cast & Credits
Artistic Direction & Performance: Dorothée Munyaneza
Live Music: Khyam Allami
Music: Khyam Allami, Dorothée Munyaneza
Costumes: Stéphanie Coudert
Text: Elsa Dorlin
Light: Marine Le Vey
Sound: Camille Frachet, Aude Besnard
Stage (Villa Elisabeth): Sabine Krien, Mohammad Nazeri, Domink Stillfried, Louis Rixner, Sujin Choi, Tristan Sötje
Costume management: Esther Naumann (Villa Elisabeth)
Production: Cie Kadidi / Virginie Dupray
Co-production: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Chaillot Théâtre National de la Danse, Maison de la Danse Lyon – Pôle européen de creation, DeSingel Antwerp, Pavillon ADC Geneve, Fonds TransFabrik – Franco-German fund for performing arts
Residencies: CCN – Ballet national de Marseille, Friche Belle de mai, Montévidéo Marseille
Supported by: Camargo Fondation, Cassis / DRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Montévidéo festival Actoral Marseille
Dorothée Munyaneza is associate artist at Chaillot Théâtre National de la Danse, the Camargo Foundation and the Maison de la danse Lyon – Pôle européen de création.
In cooperation with Kultur Büro Elisabeth.
Tanz im August 2023
Artistic Director: Ricardo Carmona
Executive Producer Festival: Stefan Nagel
Producer & Dramaturge: Alina Lauer
Production und Team Assistance: Luzie Barzen
Dramaturgical Advisor: Nedjma Hadj Benchelabi
Production Associates: Sujmo Akcali, Arantxa Ciafrino, Vivien Hohnholz, Aki Kimura, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Ekaterina Voronova, Benze C. Werner
Technical Director Festival: Ingo Ruggenthaler
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):