Nadia Beugré (Abidjan | Montpellier)
entrance € 18,00 | reduced € 9,00
Cool-Down with Jana Gmelin after the performance on Nov 4th | Artist talk after the performance on Nov 5th
No language skills required
In December 1949, women in the Ivorian Grand Bassam protested peacefully against colonial rule and for their husbands and brothers to be set free from political captivity. Their ever-growing group marched 30 kilometres while engaging in the 'Adjanou', a ritual which involves the key elements of song, dance and exposure of the female body. LEGACY is an artistic translation of this political form, transferring an extremely physical kind of protest into a dance performance. The dancers Nadia Beugré and Hanna Hedman and the musician Manou Gallo have joined forces with ten women from Munich. Together, they present themselves running, sweating and talking, allying themselves with one another just as closely as with the audience, and giving rise to a powerful space of female solidarity. LEGACY thereby becomes an homage to the countless women who fight for rights, freedoms and human dignity around the world – their own as well as that of their families and communities.
Choreography Nadia Beugré Performance Nadia Beugré, Hanna Hedman Music Manou Gallo Dramaturgy, coaching participants Boris Hennion Participants tbc Light design, Scenography Erk Houllier Technical Director, Light Anthony Merlaud Executive Producer Latitudes Prod. – Lille Production Direction Maria-Carmela Mini Production Office Boris Hennion
Nadia Beugré was born in Ivory Coast in 1981. She was first trained in traditional dance and became a founding member of Béatrice Kombé’s groundbreaking, all-female dance ensemble, TchéTché, with whom she toured across Africa, Europe and North America. Later on Beugré immersed herself in modern dance by taking choreography classes with Germaine Acogny in Senegal and at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier. She was soon staging productions of her own but also performs in works by fellow choreographers, such as Seydou Boro, Alain Buffard, Dorothée Munyaneza, and Boris Charmatz. In 2017, Nadia Beugré began a five-year artist-in-residence programme at De Vooruit in Ghent.
Production and realization
Co-production National Choreographic Center in Roubaix (FR), National Choreographic Center in Montpellier (FR), FUSED – French–US Exchange in Dance, Festival d’Automne à Paris (FR), La Bâtie – festival de Genève (CH), Théâtre Garonne (FR), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen, NO) House on Fire is supported by the Culture Program of the European Commission, Festival d’Avignon – Sujets à vif/ SACD (FR), Le Théâtre de Nîmes (FR), Fabrik Potsdam (DE), Le Parvis Scène Nationale Tarbes-Pyrénées (FR), PÔLE SUD, Centre de développement chorégraphique en préfiguration /Strasbourg (FR)
Realization with the kind support of the Institut Français and the French Ministry of Culture/DGCA