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A conversation to explore the sources of Dorothée Munyaneza's work, with Madeleine Planeix-Crocker, associate curator.

Dorothée Munyaneza is a Rwandan and British singer, writer and choreographer. She studied music at the Jonas Foundation in London and social sciences in Canterbury, before moving to France.

She has collaborated with François Verret, Alain Buffard, Alain Mahé, Stéphanie Coudert, Ko Murobushi, Rachid Ouramdane, Maud Le Pladec, Jean-François Pauvros, Maya Mihindou, Ben Lamar Gay and Radouan Mriziga. In 2014, she created her first work, Samedi Détente, followed by Unwanted in 2017 and Mailles in 2020. Her work starts from reality to capture memory and bodies, both individual and collective, to speak out and to carry the voices of those who are silenced, to denounce the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda, violence against women, racial and colonialist domination, to make the silences heard and to show the scars of History. In 2020, she translated from English Hopelessly Devoted by Kae Tempest, published under the title Les inconditionnelles by L'Arche Éditeur. Associate artist at the Théâtre de la Ville (Paris) from 2018 to 2021, Dorothée Munyaneza is now Associate Artist at the Théâtre national de Chaillot and in residence at the Fondation Camargo from 2022 to 2024. 

Madeleine Planeix-Crocker is Associate Curator at Lafayette Anticipations.


Madeleine is also co-director of the "Troubles, Dissidences et Esthétiques" Chair at the Beaux-Arts de Paris and a permanent member of the Scientific Research Council of the ESAD, Reims.

A graduate of Princeton University in cultural studies, Madeleine earned a Master's degree in Media, Art and Creation from HEC Paris and a Master's degree from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). There she led an arts-based research-action project with Women Safe non-profit, where she now facilitates a theater and creative writing workshop. Madeleine is currently a PhD candidate at the EHESS (CRAL), studying practices for commoning in contemporary performance.

She has been practicing dance and theater since childhood.