Nacera Belaza

La Nuée

MC93 – Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis
novembernov 5 – 8

World premiere

55 minutes

Prices € 8 to € 30
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MC93 – Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis

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Friday november 8


Choreography, sound and lighting design Nacera Belaza. Performance (in progress). Stage management Christophe Renaud. Sound Marco Parenti.

Production Jazz Ame Association – Nacera Belaza Company
Coproduction Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels) ; Charleroi danse – Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles ; MC93 – Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis ; Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse ; Maison de la danse de Lyon – Pôle Européen de Création ; Villa Albertine ; Compagnie DCA / Philippe Decouflé ; Festival d’Automne à Paris
With the support of the ACCN and the A-CDCN as part of the La Danse en grande forme programme (CNDC Angers ; Malandain Ballet Biarritz – Centre chorégraphique national de Nouvelle-Aquitaine en Pyrénées-Atlantiques ; La Manufacture – CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine ; Centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie ; Boom’Structur ; La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand – Scène nationale ; Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble ; MC2: Grenoble — Maison de la Culture ; Le Phare – Centre chorégraphique du Havre Normandie ; CCN Ballet national de Marseille ; Centre chorégraphique national d’Orléans ; Le Gymnase – CDCN Roubaix-Haut-de-France ; La Place de la danse CDCN Toulouse-Occitanie ; La briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne) 
Studio Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse
Nacera Belaza is an associate artist of Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse
The company is supported by the Drac Île-de-France - Ministère de la Culture as a subsidised company and by the Région Île-de-France as a permanent artistic and cultural body.
With the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels

The MC93 - Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse and the Festival d'Automne à Paris are co-producers of this show and present it as a co-realisation.

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With a reputation for minimalist and captivating choreographies, Nacera Belaza continues the exploration of the circle and rhythm she initiated with Le Cercle (2019) and L'Onde (2021), both landmarks in her choreographic language. Following on from an initial period of creation in Brussels in May 2024, the choreographer then enlarged the creative process of La Nuée by inviting ten new performers to the stage.

While traveling through the Midwest region of the United States, Nacera Belaza attended a gathering of First Nations people. The participants in the celebration, from different communities, form a large circle and perform their dances to a percussive tempo. The choreographer observed that the circle is mixed with beating of the rhythm, two figures which nevertheless appear to be in opposition. In La Nuée, ten performers experience what it is like to combine centrifugal momentum and pulsation inside their bodies. Accompanied by rustling noises, cries and songs, their silhouettes are inhabited by an image that their dance transmits. Confronted with this circle or round, the audience is invited not to refuse the impossible, namely that of perceiving clarity in the darkness, and silence in the din.

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