Nass (Les Gens)

Fouad Boussouf - Compagnie MassalaNass (Les Gens)

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First you will hear the rhythm, immemorial and haunting. On these beats, seven male dancers come together, mixing hip hop and traditional dance patterns. Between communion and violence, 'Nass' explores the permanent ebullition of Moroccan society, modern and rooted in tradition.

Chorographer: Fouad Boussouf
Dancers: Elias Ardoin, Sami Blond, Antonin “Tonbee” Cattaruzza, Maxime Cozic, Justin Gouin, Nicolas Grosclaude, Sébastien Vague
Lighting: Françoise Michel
Music: Nicolas Perrin
Photos: Fouad Boussouf, Sylvain Lefeuvre, Karo Cottier
Vidéo: Floriane Pinard

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A choreographer, a dancer and a pedagogue, Fouad Boussouf followed various courses in dance, including contemporary dance, while perfecting his technique in hip-hop. He founded Massala Company in 2006. The company brings together different cultures such as hip-hop, contemporary dance and new circus.

Born in Morocco, he moved to France in 1983 and began learning hip-hop dance and modern jazz. In the early 90s when studying in high school in Chalons-en-Champagne, he discovered the practice of circus through workshops at the National Centre for Circus Arts. From 1997, he pursued his training in Paris, focusing on contemporary dance and hip-hop.

Alongside his artistic career Fouad Boussouf holds an MA and a Master in Social Sciences at the University of Paris XII, Créteil. He also teaches as an assistant teacher for the module « Dance and culture of the world ».  A passionate teacher, he has worked in various dance conservatories in Ile-de-France and he regularly leads workshops in France and abroad.

As a performer, he has worked for Ahmed Lahcen, Farid Berki, Pierre Doussaint,Trick Nasty Crew and Megajam.

Since the creation of Massala Company in 2006, he has created several multi-disciplinary dance pieces including 'Zoom', 'Deviation'  'Témoin(s)', 'A Condition', 'Afflux', 'Concept Lavoir', 'Transe', 'The elements', 'Esperluette', 'Le Moulin du Diable' and Nass (Aerowaves Twenty18).