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Dorothée Munyaneza: Mailles

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Renowned choreographer, singer, and author Dorothée Munyaneza brings Mailles to REDCAT. In this symphony for six African and Afro-descendant female voices, Munyaneza seeks to weave the fabric of their stories in collaboration with the designer and visual artist Stéphanie Coudert. The costumes and the material itself become the through line for what happens onstage, raising questions about the feminine and bodily freedom. Mailles is a women’s show united onstage in order for their different paths to be heard, as well as the violence of their life stories and history itself. Munyaneza enables audiences to share in the combat that these women have been waging in spaces where they often face rejection. Mailles is a celebration of female might, a driving force in art as much as in life.