Tapis rouge

Sujets à vif / (Red Carpet)

  • Indiscipline
  • Sujet à vif
  • Programme B
The 2014 archive

Nadia Beugré and Seb Martel

Please note that if you buy a ticket for "Tapis rouge", it will be valid for the second show of programme B "R2JE".
Tapis rouge © DR


Used by ancient clergy and today's stars, the carpet is red, the path holy. The red carpet insulates the powerful from the ground. Is it because that ground is vile, tainted, or much too banal? Or are we to understand that it is the visitor or his entourage who refuse this contact? In Red Carpet, Nadia Beugré talks about the above and the below. Below is Africa. Humans exploited just so that the riches of the land can be extracted, with the blessing of local governments. Bodies twisted and broken so that their land can be made attractive to new infrastructures. What is the cost of this hospitality? The choreographer questions the concept of unconditional hospitality defined by Derrida and argues that hospitality should come with its own rules and duties... in order to prevent all those destructive collusions that have existed for too long.


Interpretation Nadia Beugré and Seb Martel

Choreography Nadia Beugré
Music Seb Martel
Artistique adviser and dramaturgy Boris Hennion


Production Latitudes Prod-Lille
Coproduction SACD-Festival d'Avignon
Avec le soutien de la DRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Remerciements à Kader Lassina Touré

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