Are there spaces where we cannot go? Places that we do not have the right to explore? And if we penetrate them, what would we become?
Nadia Beugre’s Quartiers libres (meaning ‘free rein’) creates a space to explore those forbidden places in which we choose to wander. In a fight with a world willing to bury her, piles of empty plastic bottles and Nadia Beugré's body start to amalgamate, merge, and melt. By blurring the lines between the performer and audience, Nadia Beugré transcends the stage with athletic choreography, tangled in endless microphone cable, and surrounded by mountains of waste. Becoming trapped within herself and her surroundings, she struggles to reach out to the humanity around her.
Taking over the stage and the audience with breathless, raw energy, Quartiers libres is an arresting solo performance, startling with its immediacy and unnerving imagery.
ARTISTIC DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE
LIGHT AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT
Laurent Bourgeois et Erik Houllier
SOUND DESIGN « ALARMES »
→ August 4th & 6th 2023, Impulstanz, Wien