Compagnie Nacera Belaza
Thursday, October 4, 8pm: Sur Le Fil (runtime: 45 minutes)
Friday, October 5, 8pm: Sur Le Fil (runtime: 45 minutes)
Saturday, October 6, 8pm: Sur Le Fil, La Nuit, La Traversée (runtime: 80 minutes)
Co-presented by Danspace Project and French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) as part of the Crossing The Line Festival.
*Please arrive on time! There is no late seating for these performances!*
Algerian-born dancer and choreographer Nacera Belaza presents three of her acclaimed works. Belaza’s feminist, minimalist choreography emerges from an awareness of the body, of space, and of interior emptiness.
Sur le Fil encompasses all humanity, from a teenager’s bedroom to death row. Belaza applies a rigorous set of rules to both the body and mind of three dancers, who achieve an ecstatic-like state on stage. In doing so they verge on the threshold of escape or transcendence for both performer and the viewer.
On Saturday, October 6, Belaza offers a potent triptych of Sur le Fil, alongside La Nuit, a solo danced by Belaza that delves into both the intimately personal and the infinitely universal, and La Traversée, in which the progression and memory of gestures and movements are passed along through ritual and inheritance.
Choreography, Sound & Light Design: Nacera Belaza
Sur le fil: Nacera Belaza, Aurélie Berland, Dalila Belaza
La Nuit: Nacera Belaza
La traversée: Dalila Belaza, Aurélie Berland
Technician: Christophe Renaud
Presented as part of BRIDGING, an initiative co-developed and supported by The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations. This evening is supported by FUSED (French U.S. Exchange in Dance), a program developed by FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States with the support from the Florence Gould Foundation, Institut français-Paris, the French Ministry of Culture and private donors. Additional support for women artists has been provided by Fondation CHANEL.