Le Cercle

Cie. Nacera Belaza
Dance
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Nacera
Belaza,

born in Algeria, has been living in France since the age of five. After her studies in modern literature at the Université de Reims, she created her own dance company in 1989. She enters dance as a self-taught interpreter and develops a choreography that originates in an inner progress, a sensible awareness of the body, of space and of the emptiness inside herself. Each element of her pieces – light, space, time, body – respond to each other on stage and develop their own designs.

Nacera Belaza’s Company presents its pieces internationally with a regular presence in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. In France, it is regularly invited by prestigious venues and festivals such as the Festival Montpellier Danse, the Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, the Festival d’Avignon or the Biennale de la danse de Lyon, Festival de Marseille. Nacera Belaza’s path has continually maintained a coming and going between Algeria and France. Concurrently with her company’s activities in France, she has founded an artistic cooperative in Algeria. She offers training and outreach activities for audiences on the themes of contemporary art and of the danced gesture.

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Cie. Nacera Belaza
Fri20./
Sat21. 
Mar
19.30 /
TQW Halle G

60 minutes, no intermission

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“Liberating the imagination is at the heart of my research, whatever form it takes.” — Nacera Belaza

Le Cercle invites us to a space between the detached rigour of Sufism, the circularity of break-dance battles, and the almost mathematical precision of a certain modernism. The movements of the dancers are transported by a force that is fluid, yet structured, as if borne from below by a deep and continuous breath. Bearing both the legacy of traditional forms and the abstraction of contemporary dance, the practice of Nacera Belaza, defies any attempt at classification and description. In Le Cercle she reinterprets the motif of a past choreography like a musician develops the theme of a symphony, by exposing buried variants. The choreography fills us with a sense of freedom, allowing the dancers to erase the individuality behind this movement in continuous variation. They stand like silhouettes at the edge of a circle of light, raising a political question about what it means to be visible.

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Credits

Choreography
Nacera Belaza
Sound, light conception
Nacera Belaza
Performers
Meriem Bouajaja, Mohammed Ech Charquaouy, Mohamed Ali Djermane, Magdalena Hylak
Sound, light
Christophe Renaud
Production
Cie. Nacera Belaza
Coproduction
Festival de Marseille; MC93 Bobigny – Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis; manège, scène nationale-reims, Corp_Real Galway Dance Days & Irish Modern Dance Theatre funded by the Arts Council of Ireland (2017); Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre; La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie; Collectif 12, fabrique d’art et de culture de Mantes-La-Jolie Support Arcadi Île-de-France; Beaumarchais – SACD Residencies Étang des Aulnes.
Supported by
Département des Bouches-du-Rhône – Centre départemental de créations en résidence et du Festival de Marseille; MC93 Bobigny – Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis; manège, scène nationale-reims; deSingel International Arts Campus; Irish Modern Dance Theatre; Corp_Real Galway Dance Days & Irish Modern Dance Theatre funded by the Arts Council of Ireland (2017); CCN2-Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble dans le cadre de l'accueil studio.
Supported by
Nacera
Belaza,

born in Algeria, has been living in France since the age of five. After her studies in modern literature at the Université de Reims, she created her own dance company in 1989. She enters dance as a self-taught interpreter and develops a choreography that originates in an inner progress, a sensible awareness of the body, of space and of the emptiness inside herself. Each element of her pieces – light, space, time, body – respond to each other on stage and develop their own designs.

Nacera Belaza’s Company presents its pieces internationally with a regular presence in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. In France, it is regularly invited by prestigious venues and festivals such as the Festival Montpellier Danse, the Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, the Festival d’Avignon or the Biennale de la danse de Lyon, Festival de Marseille. Nacera Belaza’s path has continually maintained a coming and going between Algeria and France. Concurrently with her company’s activities in France, she has founded an artistic cooperative in Algeria. She offers training and outreach activities for audiences on the themes of contemporary art and of the danced gesture.

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