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Workshop with Nacera Belaza



Sat 19 Oct | 12 – 6pm
Sun 20 Oct | 11am – 5pm

You are an envelope which contains space. Not just a space, but an empty space. First you try to receive all the sounds when freeing your head and the rest of your body. When you learn to receive, you will learn to become the embodiment of every sound that you hear.

Join us at Independent Dance for a weekend workshop with Nacera Belaza.

Born in Algeria, Nacera Belaza has been living in France since the age of five. Following her studies in modern literature in Reims, Belaza created her own dance company in 1989. She enters dance as a self-taught interpreter, and develops a choreography that originates in an inner progress—a sensitive awareness of the body, of space and of the emptiness inside herself.

Her path resembles a quest, and tends towards the enhancement of the direct bond between the dancer and the spectator, open to the sense of the infinite of the stage.

Each element of her pieces—light, space, time, body—responds to each other on stage to develop their own designs. With the repetition of the gesture, its infinite slowness, the stretching out of time, Belaza’s pieces all explore movement as one would explore a calm, profound and continuous breath.

Standard £130
Low income £110
Concession £90
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The Power of Emptiness
Artist talk with Nacera Belaza

Sat 19 Oct 2019 | 7-8.30pm

Nacera Belaza will also share her thirty years of practice in an evening event, The Power of Emptiness using video excerpts and discussions.

“Choreographic research involves a work of introspection that gradually highlights human behaviour and gives access to greater self-knowledge. Thus, the confrontation of the individual, through their own body to foreign languages such as the traditional dances of other cultures, is a privileged way to put into dialogue that which both binds and distinguishes beings.”
Nacera Belaza

£8 (£6 concessions) – click here to book
FREE for workshop participants

Booking information

Click here to fill out a booking form, or call 020 7091 9650 to pay and confirm your place. 


Images: Nacera Belaza Le Cercle © Photo by Zed,Nacera Belaza Le Cercle © Photo by Zed, Nacera Belaza© Pol Guillard -L'Art Rue

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