Näss (Folks)

by Fouad Boussouf
Näss (Les Gens) Fouad Boussouf La Scala tickets billets
La Scala

Until April 28, 2024

No dialogue


La Scala
13 boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010 Paris
Capacity 550 seats


1 hour

No intermission



For all audiences

No dialogue 

Highlights: Näss (Folks)

Music and choreography collide in a monumental explosion, shivering with life. Allow yourself to be transported to vibrant Morocco for a show inspired by legendary music group Nass El Ghiwane, who put Gnawa culture on the map in the 1970s - behold Näss, which translates literally as “the people”.


A celebration of fraternity, Näss is truly a performance like no other, effortlessly marrying urban dance with rousing music, evoking a frenzy of music and movement that cultivates an intoxicating viewing experience. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to discover the work of the sensational choreographer Fouad Boussouf at Paris’ legendary La Scala!

Story: Näss (Folks)

Upon La Scala’s storied stage, marvel as the seven male dancers of Näss play a unique part in Boussouf’s sensual choreography. Whilst each dancer brings something different to the show through their performance, this renowned choreographer’s delicate mastery of technique and form unites them.


Through Näss, Fouad Boussouf orchestrates a ballet that maintains captivation, holding its audience on the edge of their seats as the sharp movements of the dancers oscillate between traditional movement and explosive urban interpretations, rendering Näss completely unique in both style and content. As a piece, it embodies a furious passion for life that is eloquently expressed through the dancers’ magnificent employment of gesture and form, whilst simultaneously laying bear Fouad Boussouf’s profound concern for “the people” from which this unique ballet takes its name.


An unmissable and ultimately unforgettable experience in Paris this April 2024.


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La Scala

13 boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010 Paris

La Scala

Wedged between hair salons and trendy vintage stores in Paris’ 10th Arrondissement, La Scala is a newly renovated “café-concert hall” hosting a wide variety of entertainment, including theatre, dance, concerts, and circus performances. Once the first major English-style music halls in France, now remade with state of the art modular technology, the venue has undergone multiple makeovers since it first opened its doors in 1873. It made its humble debut as a Parisian guinguette, an intimate meeting place for drinking and dancing, but later evolved into a concert hall, theatre venue, and finally an art deco cinema. Perhaps the strangest chapter of La Scala’s history came in 1999, when it was purchased by the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, who envisioned the venue as a meeting place for a religious cult. However, its neighbours protested, and Paris’ city council refused to give the church permission for its plans. La Scala was closed, lying derelict for 16 years.  


However, this changed in 2016 when the space was purchased by a pair of seasoned theatre producers. They transformed the space into a 550-seat modular theatre with technology to support the full range of performances they imagined for the space. Both its auditorium and restaurant feature designs from scenographer Richard Peduzzi, the man behind the Milan Scala, an opera house which has hosted nearly every great Italian opera singer since 1778. Inspired by this long heritage, Paris’ own imitation is now a gem of the city’s theatre scene with an impressively diverse programme of shows.


Fast facts
Capacity: 550
Handicap Accessible: Yes, though please contact us beforehand to ensure you get the best place.
Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: Yes (free service)


How do I get to La Scala in the 10th arrondissement of Paris?

La Scala is accessible by:
Metro lines:La Scala can be reached by Metro lines 4, 8, and 9, which run to the Metro station Strasbourg Saint-Denis.
RER subway lines: La Scala is accessible by taking the RER E to the station Gare de l’Est.
Bus lines: La Scala is accessible by bus lines 20, 32, 38, 39, N13, and N14, which run to stations Strasbourg Saint-Denis and Porte Saint-Denis.

In case of difficulty, our hotline can be reached during our business hours. Please see the footer of this page for our contact details.

What do I do when I get to La Scala?

We invite you to arrive at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the dance show, Näss, and present your voucher at the front desk. The theatre’s English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

Can I take photos during the ballet, Näss by Fouad Boussouf?

In order not to disturb the artists and for the comfort of other spectators, it is forbidden to take pictures during the dance performance of Näss. However, you can take photos of La Scala before and after the performance, as a souvenir of your gorgeous evening at the theatre!

How long does Näss by Fouad Boussouf last?

The ballet Näss by Fouad Boussouf lasts one 1 hour, with no intermission.

Is Näss suited to an international audience or French speakers?

Both! Näss by Fouad Boussouf is communicated through the language of dance, meaning anyone who loves dance or wants to discover it can enjoy this performance!

Is tipping customary at La Scala?

Tips are not mandatory in Parisian theatres. However, ushers will usually expect a small tip of between €2 and €5, which you can give them when they’ve shown you to your seat. Fun fact: the French word for “tip” is “pourboire”, which literally translates to “to have a drink”.

Is La Scala handicap-accessible?

The theatre, La Scala, is wheelchair-accessible. If you have any accessibility requirements, we recommend contacting us directly whilst making your reservation to ensure comfortable seating is available for you during the show.

Does La Scala have a specific dress code?

There is no specific dress code but proper attire is appreciated. Many Parisians will arrive directly from work, dressed in business casual or chic attire.