“Theatre, Memory and Reparation in Rwanda”: 1st Feb (Seminar in French)
With Dalila Boitaud, Assumpta Mugiraneza and Ariane Zaytzeff
Facilitators: Maëline Le Lay & Armelle Gaulier
Date: 1st February 2019
Dalila Boitaud, metteuse en scène, Cie Uz et coutumes, Uzeste (Gironde, France), Assumpta Mugiraneza (social psychologist, Iriba Center, Kigali), Ariane Zaytzeff (Assistant Professor in French and Francophone Literature at University of Toulouse-le-Mirail). 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?
French stage director, Dalila Boitaud, 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.