Sep 21: Oüm – Cie Massala

Date: September 21
Time: 7.30 pm (60 min)

Price: 200 :-
Supporting members: 140 :-
Student/Senior/u 26 years: 100 :-

The doors to Palladium open 30 minutes before the show. 

The performances of autumn 2021 at Dansstationen will have a seating plan appropriated to the current COVID-19 situation. The audience amount will be on a maximum of 50 persons and each one will be seated on a place with the recommended need of free space.

Autumn 2019 Cie Massala’s performance NÄSS toured through Dancenet Sweden, and their acrobatic dance and incessant rhythms enchanted the audience. Now the French company is back with their performance Oüm – a joyful tribute to life.

The brilliant choreographer Fouad Boussouf combines self-willed inquisitiveness with vigorous hip-hop rhythms from northwest Africa. His work is a fusion of numerous dance styles, all assembled under an umbrella of Moroccan rhythms and Arabic influences.

This time he is inspired by the icon Oum Kalthoum – an amazing Egyptian female singer who could improvise for hours, sometimes in male clothing, with her own interpretations of Omar Khayyam, a Persian poet and mathematician who lived during the eleventh century. The performance Oüm is a homage to both – an echo of the singing radio divas from Beirut to Cairo, the magnificent Persian poet and the resonance of a feminine voice from the east.

Oüm is essentially a combination of poetry, dance, and music to celebrate the present. We are invited to experience dance beyond stylistic barriers and be carried away by their sweaty intensity.

Presented by Dansstationen and Musik i Syd. On tour with Dancenet Sweden during autumn 2021.

Choreographer: Fouad Boussouf
Assistant Choreographer: Sami Blond
With: Nadim Bahsoun, Sami Blond, Mathieu Bord, Loic Elice, Filipa Correia Lescuyer, Mwendwa Marchand
Music: Mohanad Aljaramani (oud, percussion, voice), Lucien Zerrad (guitar, oud)
Sound Design: Marion Castor and Lucien Zerrad
Dramaturgy: Mona El Yafi
Scenography: Raymond Sarti
Costumes: Anais Heureaux
Lighting Design: Fabrice Sarcy
Production: Compagnie Massala
Photo: Elian Bachini