artistic practices

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

Dalila Belaza, hiya compagnie, RIVE, 2023

February 2 at 20:00

Duration: 50 min


Co-produced with Le ZEF

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Dalila Belaza examines rituals and the notion of community, using as a common thread a bourrée step that is transmitted in a vibratory movement between the dancers, the embodiment of a single, symphonic, organic body. In Rive, she invents ceremonial forms where distant worlds mingle, revealing the living, the timeless.


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.

  • Design, choreography, sound and lighting

    Dalila Belaza

  • Interprètes

    Jamil Attar, Paulin Banc, Dalila Belaza, Erica Bravini, Adam Chado, Mohammed Ech-Charquaouy, Andrés Garcia Martinez, Charlotte Virgile

With the support of Onda.

Production : hiya compagnie - association Jour
Coproduction : Montpellier Danse, Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, Charleroi Danse Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. In the framework of studio hosting: CCN2 Grenoble, CNDC Angers, CCN - Ballet National de Marseille
With sponsorship from Caisse des Dépôts; DRAC Ile-de-France - creation grant; Région Ile-de-France, creation grant; Adami Available from: CND - Pantin, La Briqueterie CDCN Val-de-Marne.