The Power (of) The Fragile, 14. - 17. October 2021

The Power (of) The Fragile,
14. - 17. October 2021

Mother and son together on stage.

  • Price155 - 320
  • StageStudio stage

Dates & times

  • 14. October - 19:00
  • 15. October - 19:00
  • 16. October - 19:00
  • 17. October - 19:00

In The Power (of) The Fragile we meet two bodies on the stage. One is vigorous and young, the other vulnerable and older. The production is a poetic treatment of the natural cycle between life and death, a work in which both the visual and audio sides are built around the physical presence of a man and a woman, mother and child, Mohamed and Mimouna. Toukabri’s focus is on finding a safe place, and he believes that the safest place of all is our mother’s belly, a place outside of concepts and theories. Various tableaux illustrate the different phases of life, like childhood, youth, adult life, ageing and closure, and symbolic figures like the Goddess take the audience on a visual and futuristic journey. Mohamed Toukabri is inspired by symbolic visual arts, danse macabre, nature, holy places, futuristic films and miniature art.

Mohamed Toukabri lives and works in Brussels, but was born and brought up in Tunisia. He started breakdancing as a 12-year-old, and eventually began studying dance at the acclaimed P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. As a dancer, he has worked with people like Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Aicha M’Barak and Hafiz Dhaou, and he was also a member of Needcompany (2013–2018). His first self-produced piece The Upside Down Man was presented at Dansens Hus in January 2020, and toured across much of Europe.

Background material

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    Dans, makt og tilhørighet

    Dansekunstner Mohamed Toukabris forestilling The Power (of) The Fragile er et poetisk og personlig dypdykk i hva som kan defineres som trygt og familiært.


  • Concept and choreography

    Mohamed Toukabri

  • Performance

    Mimouna (Latifa) Khamessi
    Mohamed Toukabri

  • Dramaturgy

    Diane Fourdrignier

  • Tecnical direction and scenography

    Lies Van Loock

  • Sound design

    Annalena Fröhlich

  • Costume designer

    Ellada Damianou

  • Research and development

    Eva Blaute

  • Executive production

    Caravan Production

  • Photo

    Christian Tandberg/Dansens Hus

Co-production: Needcompany, Vooruit, Beursschouwburg, Dansens Hus Oslo
Recidency Support: Cultuurcentrum De Factorij, Needcompany, Vooruit, Charleroi Danse
Supported by: The Flemish Authorities and the Flemish Community Commission (VGC)