October 13 - 28, 2023
“L’Onde” by Nacera Belaza examines the body’s capacity for transformation through the repeated movements of five principal dancers and Algerian ritualistic dances.
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.
While often seen in New York and Portland, Nacera Belaza’s choreographic work will be presented for the first time in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and at Wesleyan University.
Middletown, CT: October 13 & 14 @ Wesleyan University – Center for the Arts
On October 14, the event includes a film screening, the performance of L’onde, and a post-performance talk with Nacera Belaza and U.S. guest. The conversation is part of Dance Assembly: A Conversation Series
The U.S. tour of L’onde is possible with the support of FUSED (French U.S. Exchange in Dance), a program of Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation. Nacera Belaza was a Villa Albertine resident (2021-2022) read more here