Duration : 1h30
Une Semaine d'art en Avignon From 23 to 31 October
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Since the 1990s, contemporary dance has become a fixture of the African cultural landscape, to the point of becoming a real part of the continent's cultural heritage. The transmission of works from this repertoire by a new generation of dancers is at the heart of this programme; its three shows have all left a mark on their era and won the Prix Découverte RFI at the Choreographic Encounters of Africa and the Indian Ocean, an itinerant biennale dedicated to creation from the continent.
With their reinterpretation of this piece influenced by urban culture and which questions the order of the world, Nina Kipré and Nadia Beugré, who also perform in the show, pay homage to the late choreographer Béatrice Kombé, the politically-active founder of the Tché-Tché company.
Nina Kipré and Nadia Beugré
Nadia Beugré studied dance at the Dante Théâtre, where she explored traditional Ivorian dances. She then worked with Seydo Boro and Dorothée Munyaneza, and created her own shows. In 1997, she accompanied Béatrice Kombé in the creation of the Tché-Tché company, where she met Nina Kipré, a dancer and choreographer, and the director of the DanceRaum festival, who as a child learnt traditional dances and began her career with the Djolem Artistic Ensemble and the Lakimado company.
Choreography Béatrice Kombé
replayed by Nadia Beugré and Nina Kipré
Music, stage design, costumes Béatrice Kombé
Lights Camara Abdel Marc
With Gbahi Rachelle Goualy, Désirée Larissa Koffi, Eloi Hortence N'Da, Yvonne Binta T. N'Da
Production Latitudes contemporaines
With the support of the Paris French Institute and of the Fondation BNP Paribas for the 71st edition of the Festival d'Avignon
In partenership with France Médias Monde
Duration : 1h30
Duration : 1h45
Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa Please note that Tichèlbè, Lost at Sea, and Figninto - The Pierced Eye are part of the same representation (total duration 1h45)