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Massala Dance Company

OÜM

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December Dance 2021

Thu 09 Dec 2021 -20.00
introduction by De Zendelingen 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.35

A harmonious combination of Arab and Western music and dance

When they performed NÄSS (People) in the Concertgebouw during December Dance 19, Massala Dance Company quickly became audience favourites and won themselves a minutes-long standing ovation. For OÜM they have drawn their inspiration from the deep and soulful contralto of Arab music’s eternal star, the iconic Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum. In this contemporary performance, dancers and musicians bring to life an eternal trance in which song, poetry, dance and music come together to celebrate the present. The music resonates throughout the choreography and reflects the uniqueness of each dancer.

programme

Fouad Boussouf: choreography
Sami Blond: choreographic assistance
Nadim Bahsoun, Sami Blond, Mathieu Bord, Loïc Elice, Filipa Correia Lescuyer, Mwendwa Marchand: dance
Mohanad Aljaramani (oud, percussion, song) & Lucien Zerrad (guitar, oud): music / composition
Marion Castor & Lucien Zerrad: musical arrangement
Mona El Yaÿ: dramaturgy
Raymond Sarti: scenography
Anaïs Heureaux: costumes
Fabrice Sarcy: lighting
Mathieu Morelle: tour manager


production: Massala Dance Company
coproduction: La Briqueterie, CDCN du Val-de-Marne / Le POC, Alfortville / Institut Français de Meknès, Maroc / CCN de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne, Cie Käÿg / Pôle-Sud, CDCN de Strasbourg / Les Hivernales, CDCN d’Avignon / Fontenay-en-Scènes, Fontenaysous-Bois / Hessisches Staatsballett – Tanzplattform Rhein Main, Allemagne / Théâtre Paul Eluard (TPE) à Bezons Soutien / Prêt de studios: CND / Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers / La Briqueterie, CDCN du Val-de-Marne / Le POC, Alfortville / Institut Français de Meknès / CCN de Créteil et du Val-deMarne, Cie Käÿg / Pôle-Sud, CDCN de Strasbourg / Hessisches Staatsballett

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Fouad Boussouf: choreography
Sami Blond: choreographic assistance
Nadim Bahsoun, Sami Blond, Mathieu Bord, Loï

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Thu 09 Dec 2021 -20.00
introduction by De Zendelingen 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.35