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“Le Cri” (The Scream) BY NACERA BELAZA (PARIS/ALGIERS)
8 pm | LabO
(Other entrances: 10 Daly, 50 Mackenzie-King)
$20 pre-sale | $25 at the door | All Access Pass
“Major reflection on humankind and its desire for spirituality.”
Le Monde Paris
© Laurent Philippe
In a time where Algeria is undergoing a social revolution, Nacera Belaza is one of the only female Arabic choreographers to work internationally. Her creations question, disturb, and challenge by their mystery, their slowness, and their trance-like quality.
Her duet, “The Scream” (2008), which she dances with her sister Dalilas, is Nacera’s flagship piece which has shone across Europe, the Avignon Festival, the Biennale de Lyon, deSingel of Antwerp, Roma Europa, New York, and Australia. Nina Simone, Maria Callas, Amy Winehouse, and a Berber singer, This piece of music is a trance that evokes the contemporary feeling of exclusion and the quest for spirituality in our world. century later, to the famous expressionist artwork of the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch.
Projections of the version filmed by Béatrice Vernhes on a rainy evening at the Psalette Cloister will be shown looped on our urban screen, both before and during the performance at the courtyard of the SAW Gallery.
Performance run-time: 45 minutes
Choreography : Nacera Belaza
Interpretation : Dalila Belaza, Nacera Belaza
Video design and soundtrack : Nacera Belaza
Sound and light control : Christophe Renaud
There will be a talk-back with the artist after the performance
Looped screenings of the filmed version of “Le Cri” at the Psalette Cloister will be shown before and after the performance.
Dir.: Béatrice Vernhes | Chor.: Nacera Belaza | France | 2016 | 10′
We wish to thank the French Embassy in Ottawa and the French Institute for the reception of Nacera Belaza Company
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Pay as you like | All Access Pass
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