CIE. MASSALA – YËS
About the piece
“YËS”, Yanice and Sébastien: they are dancers, but also experts in whistling and beatboxing. One swallowed a dynamo battery as a child, it was impossible to stop him … the other would like to be left alone, in his corner. Their differences will unite them in an exalted duo, imbued with humor and poetry, in which hip-hop dance meets the music that nurtures them, sometimes nuggets of collective memory, sometimes unusual discoveries that transport you to other places.
About the company
Established by dancer and choreographer Fouad Boussouf in 2010, Massala Company blends styles and artistic practices as diverse as hip-hop, contemporary dance and new circus, as well as traditional dance forms and music from Boussouf’s native Morocco and the Arab World.
Mixing different rhythms and influences, Massala’s creations are oriented towards transmitting and sharing emotions, thanks to the technical mastery and the inexhaustible expressiveness of the dance. At the heart of the artistic development of the company lies the sensual and physical relationship to our roots and our mixed cultures.
Category: Selected Company
Artistic direction and choreography: Fouad Boussouf
Dramaturgy and direction of actors: Mona El Yafi
Performers: Yanice Djae, Sébastien Vague
Lighting: Fabrice Sarcy
Tour Director: Mathieu Morelle
With the support of the French Alliance