Tapis rouge / Red Carpet

06.04.19, 20:30,
Côte d’Ivoire – German Premiere

What lies beneath the red carpet rolled out in Africa and across the world for the mighty and powerful? In her piece the Ivorian choreographer Nadia Beugré views the world “from below” and takes the audience on a journey through images we not often want to see, and thus keep at arm’s-length.

“The red carpet” from the title, that of the stars in the limelight, is nothing but the modern incarnation of an old tradition: the sketching of a sacred path, isolated from Earth, allowing the ancient clergy to avoid any symbolic contact with the world beneath them. Tapis rouge strives to uncover what is hidden beneath this fabric. Influenced by encounters with women and children who sacrifice themselves in the mines of Burkina Faso, Nadia Beugré speaks through her dance about the brutality these generally invisible groups are subjected to.

Duration: 60 min

Choreography & performance: Nadia Beugré
Musical direction & performance: Seb Martel
Performance: Adonis Nebié
Artistic advice & dramaturgy: Boris Hennion
Scenic design: Erik Houllier
Technical direction: Christophe Fougou
Sound design & performance: Thomas Fernier
Scenic direction: Aurélien Menu
Production management: Maria Carmela Mini
Production: Latitudes Prod. – Lille
Co-production: Le Vivat, Scène conventionnée danse et théâtre, Armentières – Musée de la danse, Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes – Hessisches Staatsballett, Staatstheater Darmstadt/ Wiesbaden – Festival d’Automne, Paris – Théâtre Garonne, Toulouse – BIT Teatergarsjen, Bergen – La Bâtie, Festival de Genève – Festival Montpellier Danse 2017  – Le Parvis Scène Nationale, Tarbes

Supported by DRAC Hauts-de-France, Région Hauts-de-France
and Fonds Transfabrik – Deutsch-französischer Fonds für darstellende Künste


Fotos © Erik Houllier (2), Dimas Bontempo