L’Onde (The Wave)

L’Onde (The Wave)

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631 W. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Nacera Belaza

Thursday, October 19 | 8:30PM
Friday, October 20 | 8:30PM
Saturday, October 21 | 8:30PM

Internationally revered for her powerfully abstract work, Nacera Belaza draws a path between shadow and light, seeking to glimpse the infinite. In L’Onde (The Wave), the French Algerian choreographer immerses herself in the spellbinding notions of Algerian ritualistic dances. With a hypnotic sound narrative and mesmerizing movement that blends tradition and modernity, the piece features four dancers who explore the body’s capacity for transformation through rigorous and elegantly minimalist choreography.

Please note: L’Onde (The Wave) contains loud sounds.

The program includes a post-performance talk on October 20 with Nacera Belaza.

[Nacera Belaza] explores the boundaries between embodied presence and the ecstatic emptiness toward which dance, and movement, can lead us."
Marian Harss, The New Yorker

Production: Compagnie Nacera Belaza.

Partners: Kunstenfestivaldesarts / Charleroi danse, centre chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles; Festival de Marseille; deSingel, Campus International des Arts; MC93 Bobigny; LUMA Foundation; ICI — Centre chorégraphique national Montpellier - Occitanie / Direction Christian Rizzo, as part of the creative and research residency programme; L’Arsenal- Cité musicale-Metz; Atelier de Paris / CDCN.

The company is supported by the LUMA - Arles foundation residency programme, as well as by the Ile-de-France Region in the framework of the Aide à la création programme.

Also supported by the SACD in the framework of the duo programme; Institut français - Ville de Paris, SPEDIDAM.

The performances of L’Onde by Compagnie Nacera Belaza are part of Albertine Dance Season and received support from Villa Albertine.