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When the audience arrives, the party is already in full swing: with coupé-décalé and voguing, the transgender community makes the nights of Abidjan and the riding hall of the barracks unsafe. The protagonists of Prophétique are luminous and resilient individuals in the dreams and realities of the Ivorian capital. By day they are hairdressers in the huge market of Yopougon, by night dancefloor queens in a queer parallel society - they are divas in hiding and in public. Nadia Beugré, a prominent figure in a particularly inventive African dance and performance scene, worked with the trans community in Abidjan, developing a piece that drew raves from audiences at European festivals in Brussels, Berlin and Montpellier. Don't miss it!

In collaboration with Culturescapes 2023 Sahara.

Duration: 70 minutes

Q&A after the performance on 21.11.


Nadia Beugré grew up in Abidjan. She took her first steps in traditional dance in 1995 at the Dante Théâtre. She performs all over the world with the Tché-Tché company. At Béatrice Kombé's side, Nadia Beugré understands that the stage is a "tatami", a ring on which anything can happen. After Béatrice Kombé's death, Nadia took part in the Outillages Chorégraphiques training at the École des Sables and then became part of ex.e.r.ce under the direction of Mathilde Monnier at the Centre Chorégraphique de Montpellier. There she worked on the material for Quartiers Libres, her first solo, which is still part of the company's repertoire. This was followed by Legacy, her first group piece, Tapis Rouge and finally Roukasskass Club. L'Homme rare, a quintet of 100% men, was performed at the Festival Antigel in Geneva, among others. A second decisive encounter marked Nadia Beugré's career: that with Alain Buffard, for whom she performed Mauvais genre and Baron Samedi. For a decade, Nadia Beugré has been digging a unique path through the margins, the exclusion, what lies outside the frame and norms, through shifting identities, whether cultural or social, whether they deal with sexuality or gender. She founded her own company in Montpellier in 2020: Libr'Arts sees itself as a platform for production, dissemination, but also training, offering actions and programmes between France and Côte d'Ivoire.


Artistic Direction

Nadia Beugré


Jean-Christophe Lanquetin


Design Anthony Merlaud


Beyoncé Canel, Jhaya Caupenne, Taylor Dear, Acauã El Bandide Shereya, Kevin Kero


Christian Romain Kossa, Adonis Nebié


Libr'Arts / Virginie Dupray


Kunstenfestivaldesarts Théâtre Le Rideau Bruxelles, Points Communs Cergy Pontoise, Montpellier Danse, Centre Pompidou Paris, Festival d'Automne à Paris, Holland Festival Amsterdam, Culturescapes 2023 Sahara, ICI - Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier Occitanie / direction : Christian Rizzo in the framework of the Accueil-Studio programme, Culturescapes 2023 Sahara, La place de la danse CDCN Toulouse Occitanie, théâtre Garonne scène européenne - Toulouse, Fonds Transfabrik - Fonds franco-allemand pour le spectacle vivant, Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Spielart Festival Munich, Theater Freiburg, Africa Moment.

With the support of

DRAC Occitanie - Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication.