Nacera Belaza founded her own company in 1989 and works with dancers from Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt and Palestine. Since then the company has presented a number of unique and compelling productions including Le temps scellé (2010), Les sentinelles (2010), Le Cri (2008), Un an après... titre proviso ire (2006), Le pur hazard (2005), Paris-Alger (2003) and Le Feu (2001). The work she presented for Past of the Coming Days in Sharjah was Le Cri, a seminal work that had been awarded the 2008 Prix de la Revelation Choregraphique (Prize for Advancement in Choreography) by the French Critics Syndicate. Belaza has also worked on theatre and cinema collaborations and has featured in documentaries about contemporary dance in France and the Arab World. She also writes and regularly gives workshops in choreography in France, The Netherlands, Palestine, and Algeria.

Nacera Belaza was born in Algeria in 1969 and she currently lives and works between Paris and Algeria.

November 2010

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 9


Belaza, Nacera

The Scream

The Scream which has won the Prize for 'The significant advancement in the art of Choreography for 2008' by the French Critics Syndicate.