As part of Kunstenfestivaldesarts


Nacera Belaza

Dance / Premiere

Choreography, sound design and light:
Nacera Belaza
Nacera Belaza, Aurélie Berland, Beth Emmerson, Magdalena Hylak, Mélodie Lasselin
Stage management:
Christophe Renaud, Pablo Simonet
Compagnie Nacera Belaza
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Charleroi danse, centre chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles, Festival de Marseille, deSingel, MC93 Bobigny, ICI-Centre chorégraphique national Montpellier-Occitanie / Direction Christian Rizzo, within the framework of the research and creation residencies program, L’Arsenal-Cité musicale-Metz; Action financed by Région Ile de France-Support for creation; artistical residency at the Fondation LUMA-Arles
With the support of: Département des Bouches-du-Rhône-Centre départemental de créations en résidence, SPEDIDAM, SACD as part of the duet programme ; Institut français-Ville de Paris Performance in Brussels in the frame of EXTRA, with the support of the French Institute and of the French Embassy in Belgium
Presentation: Kunstenfestival & Charleroi danse
Photo © Tijmen van Dobbenburgh

Confronted with the SARS-CoV-2 crisis, we unfortunately have to cancel the 25th edition of the festival.

The mission of the festival has always been to support artistic creation, and we keep this as our core mission today. In a global crisis where the artistic community also is financially weakened, we aim to support the artists and collaborators of the festival with co-production contributions and cancellation compensations.

You can contribute to our action by buying Ghost Tickets (€10/20) or a Ghost Pass on our website until May 30th. Your help is needed. A lot of costs have already been incurred in the preparation of the festival, and we won’t be able to count on ticket incomes, nor several of our punctual subsidies.
Thanks a lot for your help and support. We are already looking forward to seeing you next year. In the meantime, take care!


Last year she was the discovery of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts with Le Cercle, a stunning creation in which four dancers went into a trance. Today Franco-Algerian choreographer Nacera Belaza returns with L’Onde. This time her gaze is focused on traditional Algerian dances. How can they be updated without losing their singularity and original value? Dance is often neglected when it comes to cultural heritage. Traditional dances are often associated with the musical context in which they exist, but there is less knowledge and research about their specific movement language. Nacera Belaza delves into audiovisual archives and incorporates her findings in this new production, which will have its world premiere in Brussels. Like a craftswoman, she carefully moulds a sophisticated choreography, bringing this traditional dance material into relation with the concept of “infinity”. The dancers explore the infinity of space and time until they begin to resonate with one another and unleash a wave of excitement and unrest in the auditorium. Goosebumps guaranteed.

Wed. 13.05.2020
Bruxelles - La Raffinerie
Thu. 14.05.2020
Bruxelles - La Raffinerie
Fri. 15.05.2020
Bruxelles - La Raffinerie
Sat. 16.05.2020
Bruxelles - La Raffinerie
Sun. 17.05.2020
Bruxelles - La Raffinerie