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Mohamed Toukabri The Power (of) The Fragile

Elixir Festival

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Mohamed is embracing his mother as they both look into the distance. He wears an orange top and she wears a blue top.

A mother and son reunite on stage, in a meeting of two worlds, two bodies, two minds.

In The Power (of) The Fragile Mohamed invites Latifa, his mother with him on stage. After being apart for several years, they find each other again in the theatre.

Latifa always dreamt of being a dancer; Mohamed made it his profession. The borders of their bodies blur, making it hard to decipher where one ends and the other starts. Their lives and dreams start to merge, and only time claims its space between mother and son.

The Power (of) The Fragile is a collection of images that reflects on what a mother and son relationship can look like, on what it means to be home and to go away.

Born in Tunis, Mohamed began dancing at age 12, and went on to train in Paris and Tunis, before dancing in works by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet.

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Image description: Mohamed is wearing an orange t-shirt. He has dark curly hair pulled into a ponytail and is looking thoughtfully into the distance. He is embracing his mother who has grey hair which is pulled away from her face and a light blue t-shirt. She is looking in the same direction as Mohamed.

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