Compagnie Nacera Belaza | Le Cri / Sur le Fil
Sat 9th April, 8pm
Black Box Theatre, Dyke Rd
The scream is when the anchor does not let go. It is a simple idea, an endless and vital one…
Nacera Belaza’s 20 year career is testament to an unwavering choreographic vision. From creating dances in her bedroom to being fêted world-wide, the self-taught Algerian choreographer received the prestigious Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 2015, in recognition of her contributions to the art-form. Her works are as much spiritual as artistic journeys, drawing from many sources, including traditional Algerian dances and sacred rituals. Using a minimalistic aesthetic, Nacera plays with time, seeking that point at which, as she says, “the body no longer limits”, to create hypnotic and hauntingly beautiful works.
The company returns to Corp_Real | Galway Dance Days with the award-winning duet Le Cri, recognised by the French Critics Union as the “Choreographic Revelation of the Year”, and the pre-premiere of a new ensemble work Sur le Fil.