Nacera Belaza: Le Cri

Friday, August 30th at 8 pm
Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana

A landscape of movement
After a few years’ break, the Algerian-French choreographer and dancer Nacera Belaza once again returns to the Mladi levi festival, back to an audience that has time and time again fallen in love with her performances. She stays true to her minimalist poetics in the duet Le Cri (Scream), arising somewhere between movement and stillness, between silence and sound, between light and dark, where she creates magic meditative power that has a hypnotic effect on the spectator. The choreographer who appears in her own performances, mostly with her sister Dalila, once wrote that this performance should be the first, since it lures movement from the depths of intimacy to the surface, until it finally vanishes. This is the path pursued in all her choreography, but perhaps in this one the story doesn’t progress as much as just stands still, repeatedly returning back to point zero and ending with a scream. What we see unfold in front of us on stage in a rhythm of exceptional precision is a subtle landscape of trance and memories, where time and space coexist in almost scientific exactness.

Choreography: Nacera Belaza
Performance: Nacera Belaza, Dalila Belaza
Light design: Éric Soyer
Light production: Christophe Renaud
Sound and video conception: Nacera Belaza
Co-production: Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Le Forum – scène conventionnée de Blanc-Mesnil, AARC (Agence Algérienne pour le Rayonnement Culturel – Ministère algérien de la culture), Ambassade de France en Algérie, Centre de développement chorégraphique / Biennale nationale de danse du Val-de-Marne (studio), Centre chorégraphique national de Caen – Basse-Normandie (studio), Centre chorégraphique national de Créteil – Val-de-Marne (studio)
Loan of rehearsal studio: Centre national de la danse – Pantin, EMA (Ecoles Municipales Artistiques de Vitry-sur-Seine), Cité internationale des arts
Supported by: DRAC Ile-de-France, Région Ile-de-France, Conseil général de la Seine-Saint-Denis, Association Beaumarchais, Culturesfrance / Ministère des affaires étrangères and ONDA (support for touring)

Photo: Laurent Philippe

50 minutes


30. 08. 2013


Stara mestna elektrarna