Choreographer Fouad Boussouf blends artistic practices of hip-hop, contemporary dance, and new circus with traditional forms of his native Morocco. Celebrating their Joyce debut, Boussouf and his company present 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.
The Joyce’s presentation of Fouad Boussouf: Näss is a HARKNESS FIRST Joyce Theater debut, generously supported by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.
Curtain Chat: Wed, Oct 19
Family Matinee: Sun, Oct 23 at 2pm
The Joyce’s presentation of Fouad Boussouf: Näss is part of the French Institute Alliance Française's (FIAF) Crossing The Line Festival.
The Joyce’s 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. Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance.