French dancers and choreographers Nacera and Dalila Belaza present "Le temps scellé" and "Le trait" in Singapore
Two pieces of one of the most original choreographer and dancer of 1990 ’s generation, Nacera Belaza, will be presented in Singapore by Theatreworks on 13 and 14 June.
Le Temps scellé was first performed at the Lyon Biennale in 2010. The movement inhabiting the bodies transports them towards an overwhelming question – who or what, on the brink of abandon, is able to resist? Up to what point is a man allowed, or capable of voluntarily disappearing? The momentary feeling of living a moment freed from its fears and physical constraints, while abandoning oneself to become the ‘whole’ is explored in the work. This piece assumes a new ceremony, creating an impressive and spellbinding performance.
Le Trait - Solos is a two-part performance choreographed and performed individually by Nacera and her sister Dalila . This performance is part of a full show that will be premiered at famous Avigon Festival in July 2012. Le Trait - Solos allows the audience to experience the emptiness that surrounds oneself, heightening the sense of loneliness. For Nacera, the starting point of a solo has not been about putting a being on stage to ‘tell’ or to ‘perform’, but rather, to offer the most radical interpretation of loneliness from oneself. It is a work that explains precisely the final act of being alone in the world.
Nacera Belaza, born in Medea, Algeria, arrived in France at the age of five. She devoted herself to dance and created her own company in 1989. Being established in her own inner development, her artistic path calls into question the presence of bodies in space. Her works are presented worldwide and she is regularly invited to prestigious festivals and venues in France, such as Festival of Avignon (2009) and Biennale de la danse de Lyon (2010). She currently works towards the creation of a dance platform between Algeria and France.
Dates: 13 to 14 June 2012
Venue: Theatre Works 72-13, Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007