© Emilie Jacomet

Mohamed Toukabri

'The Upside Down Man (The son of the road)'
Smells Like Circus
15.01 - 16.01

Dance, imagery, lyrics and sound converge in an autobiographical performance

Tunisian performer and dancer Mohamed Toukabri made a name for himself dancing with artists like Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Jan Lauwers. ‘The Upside Down Man (The son of the road)’ is his first self-made performance.

Toukabri moves back and forth, switching between past and present, between two countries and between different forms of art. He explores the concept of an in between space, a philosophical zone he finds himself in. This space is located between his background as a Westernised Muslim from Tunis and the world citizenship that European contemporary dance offers him. Dance, imagery, lyrics and sound converge in an autobiographical performance. This personal tale serves as a means of discussing identity in our current society.

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Wed 15.01 - 20:30 CAMPO Nieuwpoort
Thu 16.01 - 20:00 CC Evergem
€14 / 12 / 10 / 8
(ticketsale 16.01 only via CC Evergem)
in English
age 16+
in collaboration with Circuscentrum, CAMPO & CC Evergem

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“Zoals Toukabri zijn er geen twee. Sierlijke balletlijnen vloeien over in acrobatisch vloerwerk. Spannend hoe hij breakdance de gewichtloosheid van ballet geeft.”

Charlotte De Somviele, De Standaard

Credits

concept, performance & text Mohamed Toukabri (with thanks to Ines Ghannoudi & two quotes from ‘Les identités meurtrières’ by Amin Maalouf) - dramaturgy Diane Fourdrignier - introductory text to the performance Lieve Dierckx - composer Kevin Strauwen - video Mohamed Toukabri & Gwen Laroche - light & technical director Gwen Laroche - artistic development Eva Blaute - distribution Carmen Mehnert & Anne Schmidt, PLAN B, Creative Agency for Performing Arts - image (c) Emilie Jacomet, Mohamed Toukabri - in collaboration with Circuscentrum, CAMPO & CC Evergem