Dance - Performance
The Power (Of) The Fragile 2020 - Mohamed Toukabri

(Dutch version coming soon)

In The Power (of) The Fragile”Mohamed Toukabri brings two bodies to the fore: a powerful young one and a fragile old one. His and his mother’s. In the middle of a desolate ground he extends the edges in order to pass their memories to the future. The performance is a poetic treatment of the natural cycle of life and death. It’s an attempt to reveal archetypes visually rather than literally or theoretically. After bringing his personal story on stage in his solo performance Toukabri now wants to enter another dimension of creation, one where the visual and auditive material supports the physical appearance of the bodies of a man and a woman, a child and a mother. Toukabri investigates what a safe space is, and claims the answer to be the womb, a place beyond concepts and theories. Different tableaux will visualise the life cycle (childhood, youth, adult, old age, the dying body) and symbolic figures like the goddess will take the audience on a visual futuristic journey.

Toukabri confronts himself with the memento mori. In doing so the notion of weight becomes poignant. Carrying weight, constructing weight, dragging weight, balancing weight and a search of the mental power of weight will feed into the scenic development. All of this will be performed by two bodies continuously transforming on a dense soundscape with references to nature, avant-garde and sacred music, religious places and outer space.

(Dutch version coming soon)

Concept and choreography Mohamed Toukabri Performance Mimouna (Latifa) Khamessi and Mohamed Toukabri Dramaturgy Diane Fourdrignier Technical direction Lies Van Loock Music Annalena Fro?hlich Costume designer Ellada Damianou Research & development Eva Blaute Executive production Caravan Production With the support of The Flemish Authorities