The Power (of) The Fragile

Mohamed Toukabri

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The Power (of) The Fragile

Mohamed Toukabri

Two bodies meet, one younger, powerful and full of life force, the other older and frail. Mimouna (Latifa) Khamessi has always dreamed of becoming a dancer, but it was her son who had the opportunity to make dance his profession. When Mohamed Toukabri was granted Belgian citizenship last year, she was finally able to join him with a visa. After being separated for a long time, mother and son are now reunited in a tender duet. Carrying and being carried, caring and letting go are touchingly negotiated in Toukabri's poetic performance. The stage becomes a place where memories take on new meanings and a better future seems possible – a passionate plea for the right to go where we want.


ALL IN from the age of 12
Duration: 75 min.
Language: English, Arabic (with surtitles)
Note: Stroboscopic lighting will be used

German premiere
In cooperation with Starke Stücke

Sponsors and Supporters

Concept and choreography: Mohamed Toukabri
Performance: Mimouna (Latifa) Khamessi and Mohamed Toukabri
Dramaturgy: Diane Fourdrignier 
Technical Direction and scenography: Lies Van Loock
Technical direction tour: Matthieu Vergez
Sound design and artistic advice: Annalena Fröhlich
Sound technician: Paola Pisciottano

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 and 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

Ein Projekt im Rahmen der Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. Die Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, ein Projekt von Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm und Hessischem Staatsballett, wird ermöglicht durch den Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain und gefördert vom Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, dem Hessischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst und der Stiftungsallianz [Aventis Foundation, BHF BANK Stiftung, Crespo Foundation, Hans Erich und Marie Elfriede Dotter-Stiftung, Dr. Marschner Stiftung, Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main].