Joyce Theater

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 reggada, 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. 

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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.

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Health & Safety Protocols

The Joyce Theater has lifted vaccination requirements. Masks will continue to be required at all times for visitors inside the theater, including performances. Click here for our full health & safety protocols.

Funding Credits

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.

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Ticket Prices

Tickets start at $10!

Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.

Running Time

Approximately 1 hour with no intermission

October 18—23 The Joyce in Chelsea

Fouad Boussouf: Näss

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