“Theatre, Memory and Reparation in Rwanda”: 1st Feb (Seminar in French)

With Carole Karemera, Assumpta Mugiraneza and Ariane Zaytzeff

Facilitators: Maëline Le Lay & Armelle Gaulier

Venue: IFRA

Date: 1st February 2019

Time: 4pm – 6pm

With: Carole Karemera (Ishyo Arts Center, Kigali), Assumpta Mugiraneza (social psychologist, Iriba Center, Kigali), Ariane Zaytzeff (Assistant Professor in French and Francophone Literature at University Champollion, Albi, France). Facilitators : Maëline Le Lay (CNRS/IFRA-Nairobi) and Armelle Gaulier (LAM Bordeaux). 

How to make art, and more specifically performing arts, about the Rwandan genocide? What are the stakes and the goals of such performances in contemporary Rwanda, in times of official calls for reconciliation and reparation ? How does theatre address issues such as the trauma’s heritage and the future? 
Rwandan stage director and actress Carole Karemera, Rwandan social psychologist Assumpta Mugiraneza and French lecturer Ariane Zaytzeff will discuss these issues, confronting their views and experiences of making art in Rwanda and organizing workshops about arts & (post)memory.


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