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Nadia Beugré


Friday & Saturday, April 24-25, 2015
8:00 pm: Food, drink and fun
9:00 pm: Concert


$20 students/artists/senior (65 +) with I.D.
$25 general admission
$50 VIP ticket, priority entrance

Note that this event has already taken place

Miami Dade County Auditorium
On Stage Black Box
2901 West Flagler Street


Miami Dade County Auditorium has
a large, free, secure parking lot.
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NADIA BEUGRÉ in Quartiers Libres

presented as part of Tigertail's April-long FLA-FRA Florida/France festival

Read Elizabeth Hanly's ArtBurst Miami review of this performance

Born in Côte d'Ivoire, Nadia was a member of the groundbreaking, all-female dance ensemble, Compagnie TchéTché. Quartiers Libres captures the power struggles and violence that can emerge when a populace is subjected to enduring illegitimate, despotic, and tyrannical leadership.

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.

Within an immersive and interactive visual and aural design, Beugré battles the stifling confines of the stage, oppressive sound, seas of plastic water bottles and an endless, tangled microphone cable. In this world willing to bury her, Beugré's powerful and passionate quest for freedom unfolds, her body and spirit irrevocably changed by the struggle.

Read dance critic Deborah Jowitt's description of Quartiers Libres 2012 Arts Journal review, in which she also writes about 3 other contemporary African choreographers (scroll down about 3/4 of the page to read about Quartiers Libres).

Nadia will lead a dance workshop at Miami-Dade College Kendall campus Thursday, April 23 from 11am to 1pm. Admission is free. Dancers interested please call Tigertail at 305 324 4337.

Nadia Beugré made her first appearances with Dante Theatre in 1995. In 1997, she became a member of 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, Nadia 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 Quartier 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.

Doors for this event will open at 8:00pm. Come early and enjoy crêpes and French wine while you socialize and view pop-up performances in the Black Box lobby!

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