Compagnie Massala

Oüm

Tour Dates

Duration: 60 mins. without break

April 30, 2022

Vernier

20:00

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May 1, 2022

Vernier

17:00

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May 3, 2022

Neuchâtel

20:00

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May 6, 2022

Porrentruy

20:00

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May 10, 2022

Morges

20:00

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May 12, 2022

Schaffhausen

19:30

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May 14, 2022

Vevey

20:00

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May 19, 2022

Bern

19:30

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May 21, 2022

Bienne/Biel

19:00

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Ticket information

Salle du Lignon

Vernier

Place du Lignon 16

www.vernier.ch/billetterie +41 22 306 07 80

Salle du Lignon

Vernier

Place du Lignon 16

www.vernier.ch/billetterie +41 22 306 07 80

Théâtre du Passage - ADN

Neuchâtel

Passage Maximilien-de-Meuron 4

www.theatredupassage.ch +41 32 717 79 07

Salle de l'Inter

Porrentruy

Allée des Soupirs 15

www.cultureporrentruy.ch +41 32 466 92 19

Théâtre de Beausobre

Morges

Av. de Vertou 2

www.beausobre.ch +41 21 804 97 16

Stadttheater Schaffhausen

Schaffhausen

Herrenacker 23

www.stadttheater-sh.ch +41 52 625 05 55

Théâtre le Reflet

Vevey

Rue du Théâtre 4

www.lereflet.ch +41 21 925 94 94

Bühnen Bern Vidmar1

Bern

Könizstrasse 161

www.buehnenbern.ch +41 31 329 52 52

Nebia

Bienne/Biel

Rue Thomas-Wyttenbach 4

www.nebia.ch +41 32 321 31 83

Oüm is a wondrous journey that fuses together music, poetry, dance and improvisation. Six pulsating bodies move to the evocative sounds of live music, collectively generating an inescapable force that brings the entire room into a pleasant trance-like state. Choreographer Fouad Boussouf, who is the heart and soul of the French company, is known for his diverse style. He combines hip-hop with contemporary dance and weaves stylistic elements from his native country into his work, including traditional dance from Morocco and the North African region. The work is an homage to the Egyptian singer Oum Kalthoum, who died in 1975, and Omar Khayyam, the Persian mathematician and poet from the 11th century. The Massala Company, which will perform for the first time at Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps, creates an impressive poetic encounter between individuals on stage and in the audience. Accompanied by two live musicians playing guitar, oud and percussion, Oüm invites the audience to enjoy the spectacle.

Fouad Boussouf

Fouad Boussouf

Fouad Boussouf is a choreographer, dancer and educator, who was born in Morocco and moved with his family to France as a child, where he later trained as a hip-hop dancer. He founded the Massala Company in 2010. His modern style, which combines hip-hop, contemporary dance, traditional forms of dance from North Africa and contemporary circus, is based on his multidisciplinary career and experience as a dancer. These influences merge into something new in his stylistically diverse choreographic works. In 2021, he served as artiste associé at Maison de la Danse in Lyon and at Équinoxe, Scène nationale de Châteauroux. He moved to Le Phare – Centre chorégraphique national du Havre Normandie as its newly appointed director at the beginning of 2022. Picture: Karo Cottier

Compagnie Massala

Compagnie Massala

The Massala Company features a lively mix of different styles of dance, such as hip-hop and contemporary dance and circus as well as traditional forms of dance from Bassouf’s native country Morocco and the Arabic world. Massala’s creations intentionally combine various forms of dance and rhythm and celebrate different aspects of the art of dance. Picture: Elian Bachini

Programme:

Oüm

Choreography:

Fouad Boussouf

Choreography assistant:

Sami Blond

Dramaturgy:

Mona El Yafi

Live music:

Mohanand Aljaramani, Lucien Zerrad

Costumes:

Anaïs Heureaux

Stage design:

Raymond Sarti

Lighting:

Fabrice Sarcy

Sound:

Marion Castor, Lucien Zerrad

Dancers:

Nadim Bahsoun, Sami Blond, Mathieu Bord, Loïc Elice, Filipa Correia Lecuyer, Mwendwa Marchand

Production:

Compagnie Massala

Co-production:

La Briqueterie, CDCN du Val-de-Marne, Le POC, Alfortville, Institut français de Meknès, Morocco, CCN de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne, Cie. Käfig, Pôle-Sud, CDCN de Strasbourg, Les Hivernales, CDCN d’Avignon, Fontenay-en-Scènes, Fontenay-sous-Bois, Hessian State Ballet – Dance Platform Rhein-Main, Germany, Théâtre Paul Eluard (TPE), Bezons

Premiere:

22 February 2020 at Théâtre Benoît XII, Les Hivernales – CDCN d’Avignon

Age recommendation:

8 years and older

Further information:

Compagnie Massala