“Nacera Belaza practices the detail drawing, the imperceptible nuance, the painting of a slow-moving body with a play of light and shade. She is to the dance what Bresson is to the cinema…” —RTBF

Nacera Belaza forges a singular path through her performances, investigating the existential questions of the body in the world. Her choreography—whether solo or with her sister—explores the relations between traditional forms of Algerian dance, holy rituals, and her own language of gestures. Characterized by intensity, inwardness and precise detail, the dancers’ bodies strive for autonomy as they move through a play of light and shade, of trance and apparent motionlessness.

Presented with the support of the French Institute and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S.