Nadia Beugré

Nadia Beugré

Profético (Nós Já Nascemos)

Nadia Beugré

Profético (Nós Já Nascemos)

Two years ago, Nadia Beugré met with members from the trans community of Abidjan, the city where Beugré was born and raised. Assigned as male when born, they live between genders in a society that – at best – denies their existence. Many work as hairdressers by day, and by night they are club divas who invent dance routines from styles such as voguing or coupé-décalé. They live underground, and they help each other.

Working with members from this community, Beugré developed a choreographic investigation on gender, identity and life on the fringe. It invites you to a hybrid space where the stage becomes a beauty salon, then turns into a dance floor. Nothing is immutable and each movement is an ode to the possibility of being several things at once. In a choreography sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive, Beugré speaks of the female condition, and of solidarity. 

Prophétique (On est déjà né-es) - Teaser
© Werner Strouven.

24 NOV 2023
FRI 21:00

25 NOV 2023
SAT 21:00

Buy Tickets
Emílio Rui Vilar Auditorium
14€ (discounts)
Duration 1h20

In French and Nouchi with subtitles in Portuguese and English.

24 NOV - talk after the show


Rádio FuturaMais França


Institut Français du PortugalEmbaixada França em Portugal

Part of Alkantara Festival

Alkantara Festival

Original title

Prophétique (On est déjà né·es) 

Artistic direction

Nadia Beugré


Anthony Merlaud

Set design

Jean-Christophe Lanquetin

Artistic assistance

Christian Romain Kossa

External guidance

Nadim Bahsoun, Adonis Nebié


Beyoncé, Canel, Jhaya Caupenne, Taylor Dear, Acauã Shereya El Bandide, Kevin Kero

Espetáculo apresentado com o apoio do Institut Français e do projeto MaisFRANÇA, uma temporada concebida pelo Institut Français du Portugal com o apoio dos mecenas Claude & Sofia Marion Foundation, JC Decaux, BNP Paribas, Mexto e Credibom.


Libr'Arts / Virginie Dupray


Kunstenfestivaldesarts Bruxelas, Théâtre Le Rideau Bruxelas, Montpellier Danse, Points Communs Cergy Pontoise, Holland Festival Amsterdã, CULTURESCAPES 2023 Sahara, ICI—Centre Chorégraphique National Montpellier Occitanie / direção de Christian Rizzo, Fonds Transfabrik – Fonds franco-allemand pour le spectacle vivant, Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlim, La Place de la danse CDCN Toulouse Occitanie, Théâtre Garonne Scène Européenne - Toulouse, Centre Pompidou Paris, Festival d'Automne à Paris, Spielart festival Munique, Théâtre de Freiburg, Africa Moment


Agora de la danse Montpellier danse, La place de la danse CDCN Toulouse Occitanie, Théâtre Le Rideau Bruxelas

With support 

DRAC Occitanie - Ministério Francês da Cultura e Comunicação


Ivoire Marionnettes Abidjan and Institut français of Côte d'Ivoire

This show is presented with the support of the Institut Français and the MaisFRANÇA project, a season conceived by the Institut Français du Portugal with the support of patrons Claude & Sofia Marion Foundation, JC Decaux, BNP Paribas, Mexto and Credibom.

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