Choreographer Nacera Belaza and her dance company performs on Tuesday May 29 at 7 pm in Fez at Complexe Culturel Al Houria. Her award winning contemporary dance is inspired and informed by her Muslim faith.
Of Algerian descent, Belaza says, "I dance with my faith. It took me nearly 20 years of my life to find spectacular ways to do so." She says she doesn't perceive her religion as a thing apart, but "a way of making links to others and to life".
In 2008, her dance piece, The Scream, won an award from the Union of Theatre, Music and Dance Critics, and she followed it up with the works The Sentinel and Sealed Time. Her dances have been presented worldwide in Europe, the Mediterranean Basin, Africa, Asia, Indonesia and North America.
Compagnie Nacera Belaza is presented by the French Institute. Ticket cost: 20 dh.