The Power (of) The Fragile
A duet between a son and his mother by choreographer Mohamed Toukabri.
Part of Nafas نفس Dansfestival.
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The Power (of) The Fragile is a meeting of two worlds, two bodies and two minds. After being separated for years, Mohamed and his mother, Latifa, find each other again on stage. Latifa has always dreamt of becoming a dancer; her son, Mohamed had the chance to make dance his profession.
Mohamed moved to Paris to dance at the age of 15, but it was only after receiving permanent Belgian citizenship that he was able to move freely between his native Tunisia and the dance scenes of Europe. His new citizenship allowed him to bring his mum with him, who was eventually able to obtain a visa to visit Europe.
This tender portrait presents as a collection of images and reflections on what the relationship between a mother and her son can look like, and on what it means to be home and to leave. Their lives and dreams begin to merge but time claims its space.
It is a performance about bodies and people, about weight and about what it means to carry weight, about being together and being apart. The stage becomes a place where memories take on fresh meaning, and where a new future can begin for them both.
After the performance, there will be a discussion with Mohamed and Latifa, hosted by festival curator Atoosa Farahmand.
The performance is a part of Forbidden culture week.
Concept and Choreography: Mohamed Toukabri
Performance: Mimouna (Latifa) Khamessi and Mohamed Toukabri
Dramaturgy: Diane Fourdrignier
Technical Direction & Scenography: Lies Van Loock
Technical Coordination Tour: Matthieu Vergez
Sound Design & Artistic Advice: Annalena Fröhlich
Sound Technician: Paola Pisciottano
Costume Design:: Ellada Damianou
Research & Development: Eva Blaute
Executive Production: Caravan Production
Co-production: Needcompany, Vooruit, Beurss- chouwburg, Dansens Hus Oslo
Residency Support: Cultuurcentrum De Factorij, Needcompany, Vooruit, Charleroi Danse
About Mohamed Toukabri
Born in Tunis, Tunisia, Mohamed Toukabri started breakdancing at the age of 12. In 2008, he attended P.A.R.T.S. dance school in Brussels. He has collaborated with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet and was a member of Needcompany (2013-2018). His first solo work "The Upside Down Man" was presented at the Beursschouwburg in 2019. The work has toured in Belgium, the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Austria. It was selected for Het Theatre Festival 2019, as part of the #NewYoung category.
The Power (of) The Fragile is Toukabri's second original work as a choreographer.
- 15 November
- Skånes Dansteater
- Recommended from 13 years
- 70 min