Massala Dance Company | NÄSS (People) - Northern School of Contemporary Dance

At the Riley Theatre

massala dance company | nÄss (people)
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Saturday 2nd February 2019
Riley Theatre

Follow 7 male dancers as they explore what it means to be an individual in a community, complete with all its conflicts and contradictions.

Transporting us to the streets of Morocco- where the new and old collide, Massala Dance Company question the roots of modern hip-hop, street and breakdance, drawing inspiration from the cultures and traditions of North Africa.

Performed with impeccable musicality and intense physical power, this is a work that blends diverse dance styles in a dynamic fusion of energies and bodies.

“I composed NÄSS like a breath, simultaneously physical and mystical, which reminds us how important it is to be firmly rooted in the ground and in one’s land in order to feel its vibrations.”
- Fouad Boussouf, Choreographer

“energising dance that urges us to find stories in the swarm”
- Aerowaves

This performance features a curtain raiser from local all-male youth company 'Kick Off Boys' and will be followed by a post-show discussion and Q&A with choreographer Fouad Boussouf.

Tickets:£12 (£7)

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About the company

NÄSS is the latest work by Moroccan-born choreographer Fouad Boussouf.

Fusing urban and street styles with contemporary and traditional North African dance, Boussouf’s choreographic style has earned him critical acclaim the world over. Since establishing Massala Dance in 2006, Boussouf’s company have performed in Europe, The Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa. In 2018 NÄSS was selected by Aerowaves European dance network for the 8th edition of the Spring Forward Festival/Showcase.

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