acera Belaza’s career has continually moved back and forth between Algeria and France. In parallel to her activities with her company based in France, she founded an artistic cooperative in Algeria, where she offers training and awareness-raising activities for the public on contemporary art and dance.
Nacera Belaza defines herself as being from both shores, Franco-Algerian, caught up in a double culture that enriches her more than it separates her, and has never ceased to dig the furrow of the back and forth between these two countries. Very early on she was concerned about her country and wanted to develop artistic awareness and training. From 2001, in a desire to share and a concern for transmission that she does not dissociate from that of creation and interpretation, she plans a programme of education in contemporary dance, with Algerian and French institutional partners. Through creation projects and numerous training cycles, her commitment to the development of choreographic creation in Algeria has crystallized.
The choreographer also initiated the creation of a decentralised touring festival, Temps Dansé, which was a focal point of activity between the two shores: it provided an important window of visibility for contemporary dance in Algeria through a demanding programme accompanied by artistic actions to raise public awareness.
Around these poles, two projects at the crossroads of the arts participate in the creation of a dynamic exchange between the two countries: a photographic exhibition, Entre deux rives, presented in Paris and Algeria and the publication of a book by Frédérique Villemur on the choreographer’s career.