The Power (of) The Fragile
After being apart for several years, son and mother reunite again on stage. The Power (of) The Fragile is a meeting of two worlds, two bodies, two minds. Latifa always dreamt of being a dancer, Mohamed made it his profession. The borders of their bodies blur, making it hard to decipher where one ends and the other starts. Their lives and dreams start to merge, and only time claims its space between mother and son.
The Power (of) The Fragile is a collection of images and reflections on what the relationship between mother and son can look like and what it means to be home and go away. It is a performance about movement, of bodies and people, about weight and what it means to carry weight, about being together and apart. It is a tender portrait of a close relationship and a pamphlet for our right to go wherever we want.
Mohamed Toukabri is a Brussels-based choreographer and dancer. He was born in Tunis and began dancing at the age of 12, starting with breakdance. In 2008, he joined P.A.R.T.S. dance school in Brussels. He collaborated with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet, was a member of Needcompany (2013–2018), and performed in the remake of the repertory pieces Zeitung by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (2012) and Sacre? Printemps! by Aicha M’Barak and Hafiz Dhaou (2014). His first self-devised work, The Upside Down Man, was shown at TQW in 2018 and has been touring in Belgium, the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland and Sweden. It was selected for the Het Theaterfestival 2019 as part of the #NewYoung category.
Concept, choreography Mohamed Toukabri Performance Mimouna (Latifa) Khamessi, Mohamed Toukabri Dramaturgy Diane Fourdrignier Technical direction, scenography Lies Van Loock Sound design, artistic advice Annalena Fröhlich Costume design Ellada Damianou Research, development Eva Blaute Internship Constant Vandercam Special thanks to Estelle Baldé, Radouan Mriziga, Rim Toukabri, Bachir Toukabri, Sofiane Ouissi, Julia Reist, Maria-Carmela Mini, Synda Jebali, Yasmin Dammak, Elise Cnockaert, Liz Kinoshita Executive production Caravan Production Coproduction Needcompany, Vooruit, Beursschouwburg, Dansens Hus Oslo Residency support Cultuurcentrum De Factorij, Needcompany, Vooruit, Charleroi Danse With the support of The Flemish Authorities and the Flemish Community Commission
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