Une Place à Table

Date created : 04/04/2009
Genre : Theatre
Running time : 60
Principal country concerned : Column : Music, Theater, Fine arts, Dance, Media

Created in response to the death of a school-friend of the director at the hands
of the PALIPEHUTU-FNL, this is a powerful, thoughtful, theatrical response to the on-going troubles in Burundi, Rwanda and the African Great Lakes Region. Each audience member is invited to take a place at a table alongside the performers and to eat, drink and join a remarkable, moving act of shared remembering and questioning.
This uniquely intimate and immersive
performance explores the shockwaves from the 1993 assassination of Burundi’s President Ndadaye backwards through colonialism to ancient legend and forwards to the Rwandan genocide and ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Drawing on sources ranging from original interviews with refugees and campaigners to UN Reports, this bold and original event takes visual and verbatim theatre to new places, to create a unique theatrical experience
that explores the subtle and dangerous relationships between history, myth,
identity and violence.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

With the support of