Kayije Kagame

Kayije Kagame (born 1987 in Geneva) works in the fields of contemporary art and stagecraft in Switzerland and abroad. Graduated in acting from ENSATT in Lyon, she attended in 2014 and 2015 the Watermill International Summer Program, founded by Robert Wilson on Long Island NY. During her experiences as actress and performer, she collaborated with Robert Wilson, Baboo Liao, Ivan Chang, Karim Bel Kacem, Maud Blandel, Denis Savary, Pan Daijing. She played in Camille Dumond's short films People's Park (2018) and Ajardeck (2018) and has been the lead character of Est-on prêtes à endosser les habits de l'artiste ?, a short film by Benjamin Valenza. In addition, Kayije Kagame develops in-situ projects within art spaces, in Switzerland and abroad, by which she explores the notion of non-performance through visual and sound immersive displays. In 2019, along with Hugo Radi, Marvin M'toumo, Ndayé Kouagou and Camille Dumond, she initiated So long lives this, and this gives life to thee, a stage display on the edge of theater and cinema for which the entire Théâtre de l'Usine was held and occupied by the audience. Currently, Kayije Kagame presents Sans Grace / Avec Grace, a diptych co-written with the actress Grace Seri and touring at Arsenic (VD), Grütli (GE) and Balsamine in Bruxelles, Belgium.
Kayije Kagame - Sans Grace
bilingual edition (English / French)
Sans Grace is the book by two actresses, one from Geneva, the other based in Paris. It takes up the first improvisational exercises that they carried out before conceiving the stage diptych Sans Grace / Avec Grace, on tour in Switzerland and Belgium.
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