“At the beginning of each creation, there is an unrealized image. This inner landscape allows the choreographer to create a material that she then evaporates to reveal an outline of the void, “this unexpected void that fulfils all our expectations”. On stage, with other performers, Nacera Belaza searches for the paths that will lead each of us to the abandonment of fears and resistances, to the renunciation of the body and of all knowledge, to the acceptance of failure as liberating. Proceeding by subtraction, she signs pure pieces for which she composes the choreographic, sound and light scores. Like tuning an instrument, the artist harmonises those who dance and those who watch, the perceptible and the imperceptible, to the same frequency. Following L’Onde, presented at the Festival d’Automne in Paris in 2020, Nacera Belaza is, with this creation, at the very place where her research has always led her, where the unmanageable brings about the unforeseeable, another possibility.”

Mélanie Jouen for the Festival d’Automne in Paris, March 2022

Artistic team

Choreography, sound and light design Nacera Belaza
Interpretation Paulin Banc, Nacera Belaza, Aurélie Berland, Mohammed Ech Charquaouy
Stage management Christophe Renaud


Montpellier Dance Festival, 28 June 2022


Nacera Belaza Company


Montpellier Dance Festival
MC93 – Maison de la Culture de Seine Saint-Denis
The Paris Festival d’Automne
deSingel, Campus International des Arts
Points-communs, nouvelle scène nationale de Cergy / Val d’Oise
Theater Freiburg

As part of the Acceuil Studio

CCN Ballet de Lorraine
CCN2 Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble
Cndc – Angers


Transfabrik Fund, Franco-German fund for the performing arts
King’s Fountain
Villa Albertine
Ile-de-France Region, as part of the creation aid scheme
Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication DRAC Ile-de-France as a subsidised company
MC93 Bobigny
Parc des Ateliers, LUMA Arles
Atelier de Paris / CDCN

© Photo Laurent Philippe