Nadia Beugré Abidjan-Montpellier
Born in Ivory Coast, Nadia Beugré made her first appearance in 1995 as a member of the Dante Theatre. Two years later, she became a founding member of Béatrice Kombé’s groundbreaking, all-female dance ensemble, TchéTché, with whom she toured for years to critical acclaim across Africa, Europe and North America. Following a training at Germaine Acogny’s Ecole des sables in Senegal, she joined in 2009 Ex.e.r.ce., Mathilde Monnier’s programme for talented, up-and-coming choreographers at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier. She was soon staging productions of her own, including the still-touring solo Quartiers libres ('Free Territory') in 2012. Her first group piece, Legacy premiered at the La Bâtie festival in Geneva in 2015 and has also been performed at the Festival d'Automne à Paris, among other events. After Tapis Rouge (2017) and Roukasskaas Club (2019), Beugré presented L’Homme rare (2020), an all-male quintet performance. The same year, she directed choreography for Atem, a musical piece of the Darmstadt’s Staatstheater. Beugré also performs in works by fellow choreographers, such as Seydou Boro, Alain Buffard, Dorothée Munyaneza, Bernardo Montet, Rémy Héritier and Boris Charmatz. In 2017, Nadia Beugré began a six-year artist-in-residence programme at De Vooruit in Ghent and is since 2021 associate artist at the Briqueterie in Vitry-sur-Seine (France). Nadia Beugré has just founded her own dance company in Montpellier Libr’Arts, a platform for production, touring but also training between France and Ivory Coast.