Begun in March 2020 this series of short video-dances posted regularly on his youtube channel, explores the poetic wanderings of a confined body.
Like a diary, the choreographer modestly reveals her daily life as a mother, woman, citizen, artist.
"March 2020. Because time is in retreat, in the erasure of bodies in public space, with closed doors, I open the doors of my privacy. Because life and art are one since my mind has been breathing. Because dance is the manifestation of the pulsating sensibility. Because our bodies are our lives. Because confinement does not have to rhyme with withdrawal and annihilation. Because our bodies have never been so massively controlled. Because we have never been so far away and so close at the same time. Because living things remind us that we are a species like any other. For all these reasons I offer you my dances. Every day, try to open up such spaces. Haikus Poetic, zany, acrobatic snippets of a daily body of a dancing woman. "
Nawel grew up between her mother’s painting studio and the film sets where her father worked. In addition to pictorial universe, dance, theater and music, which she has been practicing for six years at the Conservatoire, have led her to nourish a sensitive thought that expresses itself through art. Curious to understand the history of her ancestors, she completed her dance training with university studies in sociology and visual arts.
Convinced of the importance of creation and bodily awareness in the development of the human being, she obtained her Diploma of Psychopedagogy of the danced movement at Freedancesong. There, she will also complete her training in contemporary, classical and jazz dance, and the discovers African dances and Dunham technique.
It is the meeting with the choreographer Christian Bourigault, then in residence at the University Paris Nanterre, which will be decisive for her career. She will find in his contemporary dance the committed body she sought, the possibility of reconciling the humanities and art. She will perform in 6 of Christian Bourigault’s creations, then joins the RIDC - Rencontres Internationales de Danse Contemporaine - where she obtains her State Diploma of contemporary dance teacher in 2012. She then participates as a dancer-interpreter to the resumption of Sans objet (“Irrelevant») with Mie Cocquempot , Co. K622, to Vertige délicieux («Delightful Vertigo») in Claire Jenny’s Point Virgule Company, Aublick by the Impact Company, and various creations of the Théoréma Company.
In 2010 she founded the dance department of the association L’Envolée Bleue where she gave workshops, set up photo dance outings and created her first performances mixing dance and painting as well as her solo «Métis, terre damnée».
The foundations of her work arise and the artistic and educational projects are linked together, leading her to set up her company. The history of art and sociology are at the heart of her work. Identity research, urbanity, memory and the place of the individual in the group are all recurring themes in her creations.
She does not hesitate to go and meet other arts during performances in the most diverse places, in an always renewed dance. From the production of video-dance films to the installation of filmic devices, this medium accompanies and complements her choreographic and scenographic design research as well as En corps hors cadre («Embodied, out of frame») exposed in the month of the photo Off 2010 at La Fonderie de l’Image, or with the CINEMADANSE cycle inaugurated in 2015, by making the film Quitter le bitume (“Leaving concrete”) presented in various festivals.
She works with several theater companies as well as a coach in the preparation of the actor as an actress (Cie Aziadé, KOTB collective, Guillaume Segouin, collective Theôrema.)
In 2014, she created the annual festival L’Appel de la Lune («The Call of the Moon»), inviting artists and researchers to meet on a topic related to women. In 2015 she became a member of the UNESCO International Dance Council.
Artistic direction / Conception : Nawel Oulad
Original music : Rafi B Levy
Video conception : Antonin Sgambato
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Cie Nawel Oulad
Production / Coproduction of the video work : Pleine image Production