Massala Dance Company


+++ performance at the Staatstheater Darmstadt from 14.03. interrupted until April 19, 2020 +++

Due to the measures to curb the Corona virus, the theater operations in the Staatstheater Darmstadt will be interrupted from Saturday, March 14, 2020 to probably including Sunday, April 19, 2020. The cessation of gaming operations affects all venues and formats.

Those customers who bought their tickets at the advance booking office of the theater without providing customer details are asked to send in their tickets with their contact details. Anyone who has purchased tickets through another advance booking office is requested to contact the respective ticket provider.

In his latest work for the Massala Dance Company, Moroccan-French choreographer Fouad Boussouf – whose last piece NÄSS was featured at the Tanzfestival Rhein-Main 2018 – once again deals with the synthesis of traditional North African and Arab art and culture and hip-hop. Taking the legacies of great Arab divas such as Oum Kalthoum, Ismahan and Leila Mourad as his point of departure, he investigates with his dancers just how hip-hop as a cultural “foreign body” musically, physically and socially overwrites memories and by doing so helps physical limitations to be overcome in interaction with traditions.

Sat 28.3. | 7.30 pm
Sun 29.3. | 4 pm
Staatstheater Darmstadt | Kleines Haus

Cast & Credits

Choreografie: Fouad Boussouf
Choreografische Assistenz: Sami Blond
Tänzer*innen: Nadim Bahsoun, Sami Blond, Mathieu Bord, Loïc Elice, Filipa Correia Lescuyer, Mwendwa Marchand
Musil Mohanad Aljaramani (Oud, Percussion, Gesang), Lucien Zerrad (Gitarre, Oud)
Dramaturgie: Mona El Yafi
Bühnenbild: Raymond Sarti
Kostüme: Samudra Sharanto
Licht Design: Fabrice Sarcy
Produktion: Compagnie Massala
Produktionsleitung: Petya Hristova
Kompaniemanagement: Sylvie Nicolas
Tour Management: Mathieu Morelle

Koproduziert von La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val-de-Marne/Le POC d’Alfortville/Institut Français de Meknès/CCN de Créteil/ POLE-SUD, CDCN de Strasbourg/Les Hivernales – CDCN d’Avignon/La Commanderie Mission Danse St-Quentin-en-Yvelines/Fontenay-en-Scènes, Fontenay-sous-Bois/Centre Culturel d’Orly/Mophradat/ Hessisches Staatsballett/Tanzplattform Rhein Main, Allemagne

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