FOUAD BOUSSOUF at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Fouad Boussouf
Friday, October 14 2022 8:00PM EDT
Saturday, October 15 2022 8:00PM EDT
25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston
$40, $36 Global Arts Live members
Reserved seating
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Choreographer Fouad Boussouf blends hip-hop, contemporary dance, and new circus with traditional forms of his native Morocco. The esteemed creator presents the US premiere of Näss, which translates as “people” in Arabic, a work at the crossroads of frenetic modernity and ancestral rituals. Inspired by the mysticism of the Gnawa tradition and the regional dances of taskiwine and regadda, Boussouf questions his own roots while revealing a universal dimension where the power of community is championed above inevitable struggle and strife. “I composed Näss like a breath,” says Boussouf, “which reminds us how important it is to be firmly rooted in one’s land in order to feel its vibrations.” 

Read the concert program notes here.

French Embassy logoFACE logoThe presentation of Fouad Boussouf: Näss is made possible by FUSED (French U.S. Exchange in Dance), a program of Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation, in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States with support from the Florence Gould Foundation, The Ford Foundation, Institut français-Paris, the French Ministry of Culture, and private donors. 

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