Dance Triennale Tokyo 2012






Nacera Belaza / Nacera Belaza Company

title『Le Temps scellé』(2010)
     『Le Trait‒ Solos』(2012)
date&hour 9.27 thu 19:00
      9.28 fri 19:00
venue Aoyama Round Theatre
Nacera Belaza


From the French new generation, Belaza’s work is based on a detailed research into music and the body. Her ability to create a vast universe out of minimal element is epitomized in <Le Temps scellé>. A dark space. The sound of wind. Percussion echoing, filling the void, hermetic sylphidic singing voices. Dancers whirling, bobbing, like dervishes. An alchemy to extract from the primitive world. The more furious the music, the deeper the movement. Two figures their upper bodies shaking violently, like ancient ceremony, repeated since time immemorial, still working like hypnosis over the audience. Belaza’s is a dense stage of time, space, and spirituality. (Shigeto Nuki, Dance Critic)

Born in Algeria, Nacera Belaza moved to France at the age of five. After studying French literature, she decided to dedicate in dance, and established her company in 1989. She has been invited to perform at various theaters and dance festivals including Montpellier Danse, Rencontres Chorégraphiques de Seine-Saint Denis, Festival d’Avignon and Biennale de Lyon, and has toured Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. She is also active in other fields including theater and film. She received the Award for Choreographic Revelation from the Union of Theatre, Music and Dance Critics in 2008, and the Award La Danse, for the Most Lyrical Dance in Quebec in 2009. Her latest works include <Le Cri> (2008), <Les Sentinelles> and <Le Temps scellé>(2010). Her new creation <Le Trait>, composed of a duo and two solos, was presented at the Festival d’Avignon 2012.

<Le Temps scellé>

Choreography : Nacera Belaza

Performers : Dalila Belaza, Nacera Belaza
Light and Sound Conception : Nacera Belaza
Light : Christophe Renaud
Sound Mixing and Producing : Christophe Renaud

Coproduction :
SACD / Festival d’Avignon, Biennale de la danse de Lyon, Le Forum – scène conventionnée de Blanc-Mesnil, Arcadi, Centre chorégraphique national de Nantes (accueil studio), Espace 1789 – Saint-Ouen, Halles de Schaerbeek (Bruxelles).
Residences: Centre chorégraphique national d’Aix en Provence / Ballet Preljocaj, Centre chorégraphique national d’Aquitaine en Pyrénées-Atlantiques / Malandain Ballet Biarritz, Micadanses.
With the support of: Région Ile-de-France, DRAC Ile-de-France / Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Centre national de la danse – Pantin, Ambassade de France en Belgique, Arcadi et Onda, Institut français (aide à la diffusion).

<Le Coeur et l’Oubli> The Heart and the Oblivion
Choreography and performance : Dalila Belaza
Light : Éric Soyer
Sound Conception : Dalila Belaza
Sound Editing : Benoît Rapidel

<La Nuit> The Night
Choreography and performance : Nacera Belaza
Sound and Light Conception : Nacera Belaza
Light : Éric Soyer
Sound Editing and Producing : Christophe Renaud, Benoît Rapidel
Coproduction : Festival d’Avignon, Le Parc de la Villette (résidence d’artistes), Bonlieu Scène nationale d’Annecy, Moussem (.eu), Fabbrica Europa (Florence)
Residences: Scène nationale de Cavaillon, Le Forum Scène conventionnée de Blanc-Mesnil, La Faïencerie (Creil), Le Prisme, Teatro Era (Pontedera)
With the support of: Région Ile-de-France, DRAC Ile-de-France / Ministère de la culture et de la communication, Ambassade de France en Algérie, Union européenne, Institut français, Fondation Nuovi Mecenati, Institut français Deutschland-Bureau du Théâtre et de la Danse / Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication / DGCA (Bourse d’aide à la coproduction)