(Dutch version coming soon)
Mohamed Toukabri was born in Tunis and began dancing at the age of 12, starting with breakdance. He joined the Sybel Ballet Theatre (TN) led by Syhe?me Belkhodja (2002 - 2008). At the age of 16, Mohamed trained in Paris at the International Academy of Dance. In 2007 he returned to Tunis to study at the Mediterranean Centre for Contemporary Dance. He worked with the choreographer Imed Jemaa in 5 productions (2006 - 2008.) In 2008, he joined P.A.R.T.S. dance school in Brussels directed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. During his studies he participated in Babel by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet from Eastman Company (BE) (2010). Mohamed was a member of Needcompany, the international performance company in Brussels founded by Jan Lauwers and Grace Ellen Barkey (2013-2018). He also performed in the re-make of the repertory piece Zeitung by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (2012) and Sacre? Printemps! by Aicha M’Barak and Hafiz Dhaou (Chatha Company (TN)) (2014). Mohamed recently worked on the remake of the Opera Shell Shock; A Requiem of War with the choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, composer Nicholas Lens and writer Nick Cave for the 100th Anniversary of the World War I at the Philharmonie de Paris (2018.) He is also a part of Larbi’s new creations; Nomad (2018) and the Opera Alceste (choreographed for the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich (2019). His first self-devised work The Upside Down Man premiered at the Me, Myself & I Festival in Hellerau, Dresden in May 2018. The work is currently on tour in Belgium, UK, France, Lille, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Austria. It was selected for the Het Theatre Festival as part of the #NewYoung category ( September, 2019 ). He is currently preparing a new production The Power (of) The Fragile (a duet with his mother) set to premiere in Spring 2020.