Dance Creation Lab with Nadia Beugré
- 24.05 — 28.05 2021
- Espaço Alkantara
For Ivorian choreographer and dancer Nadia Beugré, dance is both a political gesture and a playful act. Her choreographic works — like L’Homme rare, presented at the 2020 Alkantara Festival — relate to freedom struggles, conversations around gender identity, and the fight for equality. In this week-long lab, Nadia Beugré shares some of the creative practices at the origin of her performances: improvisation with found objects, group exercises about occupying space, and explorations of weak and strong bodies.
This Lab is for artists with body-based practices. Both professionals and students are welcome to apply.
The working languages are French and Portuguese (translator provided).
Nadia Beugré (Abidjan, 1981) began her career in a traditional dance company in the Ivory Coast. In 1997, she was one of the founders of the award-winning, all-woman Tché Tché dance company, along with Béatrice Kombé. She studies choreography at Germaine Acogny’s Ecole des Sables in Senegal and at the National Choreography Centre in Montpellier, under Mathilde Monnier. During this time she creates two solos, Un espace Vide: Moi (2008) and Quartiers Libres (2009). Her later group pieces, Legacy (2015), Tapis Rouge (2017) and Roukasskass Club (2018), tour widely and are presented at major events such as Festival d’Automne in Paris and the Holland Festival in Amsterdam. As a performer, she collaborates with Seydou Boro, Alain Buffard, Dorothée Munyaneza, Boris Charmatz, Bernardo Montet, and Faustin Linyekula. She is currently an associate artist at Vooruit in Ghent (until 2021).