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Nadia Beugré

'L'Homme Rare' (Belgische première)
Thu. 25.11.2021 - Fri. 26.11.2021
Thu 25.11.'21
Fri 26.11.'21

Where does our Western obsession with the perfect body come from?

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.”

- The New York Times


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


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