Club Guy & Roni Invites: Mohamed Yusuf Boss
With Club Guy & Roni Invites, we ask dancemakers to create new performances. This year’s double bill focuses on choreographer Mohamed Yusuf Boss and the duo Anna Jacobs and Hanna van der Meer.
LABA – Mohamed Yusuf Boss
In ‘LABA’, Boss explores the concept of ‘being home’ through the fundamentals of Hiphop and other styles including the African Pantsula and Jaandheer, and the Haka from the Maori. With the strong collective character of these different styles of dance, Yusuf Boss delves into the relationship between the individual and a country or home that doesn’t officially exist, like Somaliland. What does a relationship like that do to a person? What do you identify with? And what echoes continuously when you can no longer go home?
“Everyone has so much to contribute, so many experiences, and the great thing about human contact is that you can tap into someone’s world and find out who they are and what their perspective is? I get more from that than from a film or a book. There’s so much richness hidden away in the small and everyday.”
For the second edition of Club Invites, writer Yvon van Apeldoorn sat down with choreographer Mohamed Yusuf Boss and discussed the meaning of 𝗟𝗔𝗕𝗔, mixing various dance styles to find a new way of expression and the richness of being human.
Club Guy & Roni Invites is on tour until January 28th. More info: nite.nl/invites