© Mohamed Toukabri

Mohamed Toukabri

'The Power (of) the Fragile'
Tue. 26.10.2021 - Thu. 28.10.2021
Tue 26.10.'21
Thu 28.10.'21

Poetic production exploring the cycle of life and death

Following the autobiographical ‘The Upside Down Man’, which featured in the most recent editions of SMELLS LIKE CIRCUS and Het TheaterFestival, the Tunisian performer and dancer Mohamed Toukabri presents ‘The Power (of) The Fragile’. In this new work, Toukabri juxtaposes a young, energetic body (his own) with an older, more fragile one (his mother’s).

In this poetic production, the dancer focuses on the natural cycle of life and death. In visually and auditively stunning scenes, we see the various phases of life: from childhood to adulthood, to the ageing and dying body. Toukabri explores what might be the equivalent of a ‘safe space’ in these stages. His answer is the womb, a place that transcends all concepts and theories.

For ‘The Power (of) The Fragile’, Mohamed Toukabri draws inspiration from symbolic paintings, danse macabre, nature, avant-garde films and illuminated manuscripts. A futuristic journey to spiritual destinations by way of cosmic space.

“Zoals Toukabri zijn er geen twee. Sierlijke balletlijnen vloeien over in acrobatisch vloerwerk.”

- De Standaard


Tue 26 till Thu 28.10 - 20:00 Minard
PODIUM / dance / 10x10
60 min.

Order at least 3 tickets and get your 10% discount!


concept and choreography:  Mohamed Toukabri - prformance: Mimouna (Latifa) Khamessi and Mohamed Toukabri - dramaturgy: Diane Fourdrignier - technical Direction and scenography: Lies Van Loock - sound design: Annalena Fröhlich - costume design: Ellada Damianou - research & development: Eva Blaute - executive production: Caravan Production - coproduction: Needcompany, Voo?uit, Beursschouwburg, Dansens Hus Oslo - residency support: Cultuurcentrum De Factorij, Needcompany, Voo?uit, Charleroi Danse - with the support of The Flemish Authorities and Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC)


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