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.
2021 will be a year of scouting in order to form a group of about ten young dancers from different scenes (Coupé Décalé, urban, contemporary and traditional dances) and five to six professionals in cultural management. Once formed, the group will be accompanied for at least two years 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.
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.
Artistic training started in December 2021 with ten young dancers, mostly from the Coupé Décalé scene.
PAST WORSHOPS AND MASTERCLASSES
→ 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
→ 1rst semester 2023, Around light design and scenography, dir. Beatriz 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.