artistic practices

Marseille and Aix-en-Provence
January 25—February 10, 2024

Dalila Belaza, hiya compagnie, FIGURES, 2022

February 9 at 21:00

Duration: 50 min

Théâtre Joliette

Co-produced with le Théâtre Joliette

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In Figures, Dalila Belaza continues to cross the languages of folk and contemporary dance, praising dance stripped of all forms of culture, origin and territory. In this solo, she "searches for the intimate, mysterious and unchanging story that lies dormant within us. That which speaks of being in an essential sense, and which can bring us together."


Through dance, Dalila Belaza seeks utopian territory where the intimate and the universal meet like two infinite horizons. She first made a name for herself as a performer and artistic partner to her sister, choreographer Nacera Belaza. Through their research into the body's deepest memories and a dance inhabited by a limitless inner space, they built a significant path into the choreographic network. Building on this foundation, over time, the need to give voice and form to personal issues became apparent. It's a trajectory that has led her to pursue different lines of questioning, extending this field of existence to other realities. For several years now, Dalila has been developing her own projects, probing themes of identity and exploring the dialogue between ritual dance and abstraction.

In late 2020, Dalila Belaza founded hiya compagnie to ensure the development and continuity of her personal projects. Since then, she has created three new pieces, Au cœur, Figures and Rive, which combine the languages of folk and contemporary dance. These pieces depict an adventure that is both artistic and philosophical. The business Fondation Hermès, the DRAC Ile-de-France, and valued partners such as Théâtre de la Ville, BNM - Direction (La) Horde, La Briqueterie-CNDC du Val de Marne have supported Dalila's work since Au Coeur.

Au Coeur was presented as part of the Festival Parallèle 2023 at KLAP Maison pour la danse. Rive is the result of a first invitation-stage with dancers from the Ballet national de Marseille as part of Parallèle 2021.

  • Creation, artistic direction, choreography, sound, lighting, performance

    Dalila Belaza

  • Material character creation

    Jeanne Vicérial

  • Character stand-in material

    Aragorn Boulanger

With the support of l’Onda.

Coproduction : La Briqueterie - CDCN du Val de Marne as part of the "accueil studio" program supported by the French Ministry of Culture / DRAC IDF, Charleroi Danse, Wallonie - Bruxelles, Ballet National de Marseille, Les SUBS – Lieu Vivant d’Expériences Artistique
Support : DRAC Ile-de-France, Région Île-de-France, Département of Val-de-Marne, Company Fondation Hermès as part of its program New Settings
Residency : La Briqueterie - CDCN du Val de Marne, Montévidéo, Charleroi Danse, Wallonie Bruxelles, Les Brigittines, Bruxelles
Studio facilities : CND Pantin.