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Nadia Beugré


Born in Zikisso in Côte d’Ivoire, Nadia Beugré made her first appearances with Dante Theatre in 1995. In 1997, she became a member of the ground-breaking, all-female dance ensemble, Compagnie TchéTché, founded by Béatrice Kombé. She performed with the company for eight years, touring in Africa, Europe and North America. Following Ms. Kombé’s untimely death in 2007, Ms. Beugré began to create her own works. These include un espace vide: moi, performed in Tunis, Burkina Faso, England and France; 120 M/h, a collaboration with choreographers (and childhood friends) Michel Kouakou and Daudet Glazaï, which was developed in the U.S. at Bates Dance Festival and VSA New Mexico/North Fourth Art Center, and premiered in Germany at Dansart Bielefeld 2010 Biennale; and Quartiers Libres, which premiered at the 2010 Danse L’Afrique danse festival in Mali. She trained at the Centre Choréographiques in Montpelier, France with Mathilde Monnier; at l’Ecole des Sables in Senegal with Germaine Acogny; and at the Center for Choreographic Development in Burkina Faso with Carolyn Carlson and Burkinabé Bourou Amadou.

  • un espace vide: moi (excerpt) created by Nadia Beugre -

    un espace vide: moi is a solo work performed with a live musician playing an original score. The work uses movement and sound to convey, in an emphatic and intangible way way, a woman's journey to reclaim power and purpose. This video clip appears from MAPP International on Vimeo.

  • Quartiers Libres -

    Are there spaces where we may not go? Places we do not have the right to explore? And if we cross the boundaries of forbidden spaces, what happens to us? Who do we become? With Quartiers Libres (a French expression meaning "free territory", "limitless space"), choreographer Nadia Beugré explores these questions in a raw and unbridled performance in which she confronts and resists that which seeks to oppress. video clip appears from MAPP International Productions on Vimeo.