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Nadia Beugré

Education and training

Libr'Arts is setting up a three-year training programme, not only artistic but also administrative and technical, aimed at young Ivorian women.

Through this radical positioning, we wish to contribute on our own scale to the affirmation of strong female voices on the local and regional artistic scene.

Libr'Arts

in Abidjan

Digging into the city, exploring the dreams, the ruins, the movements, the energies…

Libr'Arts is setting up in Abidjan to develop, in conjunction with local partners, a series of training and support activities for creation, particularly aimed at women.

2021, a year of scouting, allowed us to form a group of about ten young dancers from different scenes (Coupé Décalé, urban, contemporary and traditional dances) and ten to twelve professionals in cultural and technical management.

Since then, the group has been accompanied by regular training sessions, tailor-made and paid internships within the framework of the company's activities in Abidjan and, in a second phase, internships and workshops abroad within the framework of partnerships established with other structures on the continent and in Europe, in 2023-24 with ICI CCN de Montpellier and in 2024 with the Fari Fani Waati Festival in Bamako.

 

The teaching principle is based on the practical application of knowledge and techniques acquired, particularly through collective projects. The management trainees will work for the artists and projects supported by Libr'Arts, participating in the production and coordination of activities developed on site.

 

Workshops and master classes will open up to new and various artistic universes, aesthetics, and practices in dance, but also addressing other artistic fields (puppetry, theatre, storytelling, cinema, scenography...). Our goal is to provide capacity-building tools, including working methods and disciplines, as well as artistic tools based on multiple references. We also aim at giving spaces for a reflection on the profession of artists and cultural practitioners and the place of women in general in Ivorian society.

WORSHOPS AND MASTERCLASSES 2021-2023

→ December 20 to 29, 2021, 8 days, 4 hours/day

Sessions by Hortence N’Da, Christian Romain Kossa and Nina Kipré, artistic director of the Tchétché company.

→ April 18 to 24, 2022, sessions by Nadia Beugré

→ August 2022, artistic workshops —

→ August 3 to 5, 2022, master classe with Ibrahim Goboue Guetissi, performer in the Jean-Claude Gallotta Company

→ August 16 to 20, 2022, workshop with Ivoire Marionnettes

→ August 16 to 19, 2022, cultural management workshop, 4 days, dir. Virginie Dupray

November 7 to 14, 2022, workshop with Ivoire Marionnettes

December 19, 2022, master classe with Ibrahim Goboue Guetissi, performer in the Jean-Claude Gallotta Company

→ August 22 to 25, 2023, writing a cultural project, 4 days, dir. Virginie Dupray

→ December 11 to 13, 2023, Light management, 3 days, dir.  Bia Kaysel

Research and creation

Over a two-year period, a female artist from the Ivory Coast or the sub-region will be supported both in her artistic reflection and in the structuration of her company.

Production

Nadia Beugré's latest two pieces, Filles-Pétroles and Prophétique (on est déjà né.es) have been created in Abidjan between April 2022 and January 2023, with Abidjan-based performers.

The artistic and production interns were involved in the process.​

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