Week-long Workshop with Nacera Belaza

from Mon 4 Dec 2017 - Thu 7 Dec 2017
12:00 - 15:00
€50 DI members / €100 for non-members (Full Week); €20 DI Members / €30 for non-members (Per Day)
Open to professional level dancers and advanced level students
Nacera Belaza

Nacera Belaza returns to Dance Ireland this autumn following her popular workshops in February and in 2016. 

She is a much sought after artist who work in gesture, its infinite slowness, the stretching out of time allow for dancers to connect with their work on a deeper level.  Nacera Belaza's pieces all explore the movement as one would explore a calm, a profound and continuous breath, one that would mix with "the deafening row of our existences".

"An unexpected emptiness that fulfils all of our waitings…Here is what could be my purpose eventually, what I have been looking for through all of my pieces, sculpt this emptiness, give it a body, make it palpable, share it and then leave it to be dissolved in the endless space of our bodies…" Nacera Belaza


About Nacera Belaza

Born in Algeria, Nacera Belaza has been living in France since the age of five. After her studies in modern literature at the Université de Reims, she has created her own dance company in 1989.

In January 2015 she was appointed Knight of the order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. 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. Her path resembles a quest and tends towards the enhancement of the direct bond between the dancer and the spectator, open to the infinite of the stage. 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 (2003, 2006, 2012, 2014), the Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (2008, 2010), the Festival d’Avignon (2009, 2012) or the Biennale de la danse de Lyon (2010, 2014). Nacera Belaza's desire to share and pass on has become focused on the relationship between the audiences and their territories. She develops outreach activities and choreographic creations which take multiple shapes, going from the Master Class to the in situ performance. 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 is in charge of the contemporary dance festival "Le Temps dansé" programme since 2013 and offers training and outreach activities for audiences on the themes of contemporary art and of the danced gesture.

For further information:

  • Telephone: 018558800
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