Nass (les gens)

Cie. Massala/Fouad Boussouf

Rythms and sounds out of the Arabic world

First, there is rhythm, the sounds of immemorial time, unceasing and obsessive. From these rhythms is born the communion of seven dancers, fusion of the energy and the bodies from which emerge the power of togetherness, with it’s violence and inherent weaknesses. I composed Nass as a breath, both physical and mystical, which reminds me of the need to be firmly anchored to his earth to better feel its vibrations.’ Fouad Boussouf


Dutch premiere & part of the Official Selection of Aerowaves Twenty18

Each year Aerowaves makes a selection of work by 20 promising makers from 33 countries from all over Europe. Aerowaves is a hub for dance discovery in Europe. They identify the most promising new work by emerging dance artists and then promote it through cross-border performances. Aerowaves’ network of partners in 33 countries enables these younger choreographers to bring brand new dance to brand new audiences.


Dancers Elias Ardoin, Sami Blond, Mathieu Bord, Maxime Cozic, Loïc Elice, Justin Gouin, Nicolas Grosclaude

Choreographic Assistant: Bruno Domingues

Sound: Roman Bestion

Scenography: Camille Vallat

Light: Françoise Michel

Intervener folk dances: Hélène Marc


Artiste associé au POC d’Alfortville

Coproductions: Théâtre Jean Vilar – Vitry-sur-Seine, Le Prisme – Élancourt, Institut du Monde Arabe de Tourcoing, Fontenay-en-Scènes – Fontenay-sous-Bois, Théâtre des Bergeries – Noisy-Le-Sec, La Briqueterie CDC du Val-de-Marne, Le FLOW – Pôle Culture Ville de Lille

Soutiens financiers: Conseil Départemental du Val-de-Marne, Région Île-de-France, Arcadi Île-de-France

Soutiens / Prêts de studio: La Briqueterie – CDC du Val-de-Marne, Centre National de la Danse, Le FLOW – Ville de Lille