Mohamed Toukabri

The Power (of) The Fragile [CANCELLED]

A visual performance and a poetic treatment of the natural cycle of life and death.

This performance has been cancelled due to COVID-related travel restrictions.

In The Power (of) The Fragile Tunisian dancer Mohamed Toukabri (a.o.Rosas, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Needcompany) brings two bodies to the fore: a powerful young one and a fragile old one. His and his mother’s. The Power (of) The Fragile is a poetic treatment of the natural cycle of life and death. Toukabri investigates what a safe space is, and finds the answer to be the womb, a place beyond concepts and theories. Symbolic figures like the goddess take the audience on a visual futuristic journey. He confronts himself with the memento mori, through the notion of weight : carrying weight, constructing weight, balancing weight and a search for the mental power of weight.

Toukabri creates a visual performance, a timeless space in which memories take on a new meaning and form an archaeology for the future. On a dense soundscape with references to nature, religious places and outer space, the two bodies are continuously transforming . Where do mother and son meet?

Toukabri’s first solo work The Upside Down Man (The Son of the Road) was presented at STUK in 2019. Following this generous and touching debut, that has been warmly received worldwide, The Power (of) The Fragile is a new creation to look out for!

Pictures © Mohamed Toukabri


Concept & choreography Mohamed Toukabri | Performance Mimouna (Latifa) Khamessi & Mohamed Toukabri | Dramaturgy Diane Fourdrignier | Technical direction Lies Van Loock | Music Annalena Fröhlich | Costume designer Ellada Damianou | Research & development Eva Blaute | Executive production Caravan Production | Coproduction Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Neecompany, Beursschouwburg | In collaboration with Cultuurcentrum De Factorij | With the support of de Vlaamse Overheid | Presentation cofinanced by het Creative Europe programma van de Europese Unie in het kader van DANCE ON, PASS ON, DREAM ON
Tue 27 Oct 2020 20:30
Wed 28 Oct 2020 19:30


STUK Labozaal


€12 standard
€8 STUKcard / culture card KU Leuven

Extra info

On 28.10 you can combine this performance with Come On Feet by Granvat / Bert & Stijn Cools at 21:00.