Thu 25.11.'2120:00 - 21:00THEATERZAAL
Fri 26.11.'2120:00 - 21:00THEATERZAAL
For ‘L’Homme Rare’ choreographer Nadia Beugré draws inspiration from sensual South American dances like the passinho and carioca funk. These are most often danced by women. Instead, Beugré has a completely male cast perform them on high heels. She seeks to discover what exactly it is that defines a male body and male movements. At the same time the Ivorian holds up a mirror to our European perspective of black torsos and the Western obsession with the perfect body.
Following ‘Legacy’, Voo?uit resident Nadia Beugré is back with a new production. In her productions Beugré has a penchant for playing with gender and the genres of dance. In ‘L’Homme Rare’, she presents five virtuoso dancers who perform both individually and as a group. Here the pelvis acts as their physical centre of gravity.
“It’s harrowing, both in action and sound; Ms. Beugré knows how to make a crowd trust her just as, in a split second, she knows how to knock the air out of people. She’s wild, like the wind.”
Thu 25 & Fri 26.11 - 20:00 Theaterzaal De Vooruit
PODIUM / dance
€ 16 / 14 (-26y)
creation & choreography: Nadia Beugré - cast: Kaolack, Lucas Nicot, Daouda Keita, Nadim Bahsoun & Vadel Tahi - technical direction & lighting: Anthony Merlaud - production: Studios Kabako / Virginie Dupray - with the support of: Latitudes Contemporaines - coproduction: Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussel, Théâtre de la Ville, Festival d’Automne Paris & Montpellier Danse 2019-2020 - creative residency: l’Agora (cité internationale de la danse) - with the support of: Fondation BNP Paribas, CCN2, Centre Chorégraphique National de Grenoble, Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans, Musée de la Danse, Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne, BIT Teater garasjen Bergen & Arts Centre Voo?uit - with the support of: l’Echangeur CDCN Hauts-de France, Château-Thierry - co-produced by: NTGent