Nadia Beugré (CI/FR)
Nadia Beugré begins to perform in the Dante Theater, exploring traditional dances from Ivory Coast. In 1997 she takes part in the creation of the dance company Tché Tché with Béatrice Kombé. Winner of several prizes, the company is invited to perform and give master classes in several countries. In parallel, she creates her first solo, Un espace vide : Moi, performed in England, France, Burkina Faso, Tunisia and the United States. She graduates the “choreographic tools” formation (Ecole des Sables with Germaine Acogny, Sénégal) and then enters Mathilde Monnier’s formation for emerging choreographers : Ex.e.r.ce “Dance and Image” in 2009, where she actually starts to work on her solo Quartiers Libres. In August 2015, her piece Legacy premieres at La Bâtie Genève in Switzerland, and tours in Paris, in Bergen (Norway) and many French cities.
Nadia Beugré also collaborated as a performer on works by Seydou Boro (Burkina Faso), Alain Buffard (France), Dorothée Munyaneza (France/Rwanda). She will be dancing in the next piece by Boris Charmatz.
She’ll be working fort he first time in the BUDA-studio’s on her new creation Tapis Rouge (Red Carpet), which is inspired by a short piece designed with Sébastien Martel in 2014 for the Festival d’Avignon.
In Tapis Rouge, Nadia Beugré and Seb Martel drag us into a trip haunted by images that we often choose not to see and that we keep at a reasonable distance from our bodies and minds. At the same time an aesthetic sound installation, and a visceral and violent performance…