Nacera Belaza — Into the Night: three works by Nacera Belaza

23 & 24 Jul 2015

Archived Show
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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


This evening invites audiences to immerse themselves in the evocative world of Algerian choreographer Nacera Belaza, who returns to London in a partnership with Shubbak, the UK's premier festival of contemporary Arab culture.

Composed of three recent works, Les Oiseaux, La Nuit and La Traversée, this programme offers a chance to witness physical ideas unfold over a longer encounter. Central to Belaza's last 20 years of investigation is the search for freedom conveyed by a distinctive form of meditative minimalism, creating a thousand images without ever singling one out.

"An abstract and minimal dance, but sensual and extremely captivating"

Her company, based in France, is critically acclaimed and she is known for the exacting discipline she puts her dancers through. Seen in the flickering half-light, the dancers including Belaza in the solo La Nuit, create poetry in motion, combining Sufi-inspired sensuality with an acute sense of the now.

"Belaza starts with the intimate and asks about spirituality before dealing with form"
In partnership with Sadler's Wells Trust
Supported by Institut français du Royame-Uni


Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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