Nacera Belaza Paris
Nacera Belaza born in Medea in Algeria, she lives in France since the age of 5. After studies of literature, she creates her own dance company. Self-taught, she entered dancing out of vital necessity to express, to utter and to unravel the complexity of the double cultural belonging. It is during the childhood and teenage that from the body constrained and confined by the choc of cultures that emerges spontaneously the language, drawing its row material first of all in itself and then in all that literature will be able to offer. In order to set free, one needs to utter in a correct and precise way, to defy oneself when confronted to complacency and seduction.
Nacera Belaza choreographes an internal path, space, the emptiness in oneself, the areas of shadow and light, the vertigo, the repetition. She transforms dance in a vertical introspective diving. Her works explore movement in a peaceful, profound and continous breath, confronting patience, rigor, stripping to "the deafening noise of our existences", rendering gesture its existential utility.
Her work recognized and appreciated by the ministry of culture, receiving officially the title of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
In 2008 Le Cri received the Price of the Syndicat de la Critique.
In 2017, the SACD also recognized her work according her the Prix Chorégraphe.
The company has the status of CERNI (Compagnie et Ensemble à Rayonnement National et International) since 2017.
Each of her work is regularly presented in Europe, in Africa, in Asia, in North America. In France, she is invited to theatres and festivals such as Festival MontpellierDanse, the Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, the Festival d’Avignon, la Biennale de la danse de Lyon, or the Festival de Marseille.