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aftertalk with Mohamed Toukabri & Camilo Mejía Cortés


aftertalk with Mohamed Toukabri & Camilo Mejía Cortés

TH 21.10.2021 22:00 - 23:00

In English

Brussels-based choreographer and dancer Mohamed Toukabri (was born in Tunis and began dancing at the age of 12, starting with breakdance. In 2008, he joined P.A.R.T.S. dance school in Brussels. He collaborated with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet, was a member of Needcompany (2013-2018), and performed in the re-make of the repertory piece Zeitung by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (2012) and Sacre? Printemps! by Aicha M’Barak and Hafiz Dhaou (2014). His first self-devised work The Upside Down Man was presented at Beursschouwburg in 2019. The work has been touring in Belgium, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Austria. It was selected for the Het Theatre Festival 2019 as part of the #NewYoung category.

Camilo Mejía Cortés (he/him) is a Brussels-based Spanish multidisciplinary artist born in Cali, Colombia where he spent most of his childhood and teenagehood. He was always in contact with music and dance, but far from the institutional path until the age of 20 when he decided to start following a dance education program in Barcelona. His interest for improvisation and performance brought him to Salzburg to SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance). During his last year of studies, he was invited as guest artist for one production with the Bodhi Project Company of SEAD and the choreographer Cecilia Bengolea production Sounds of Trap. Also in Salzburg he was part of Salzburg Opera Festival production L’incoronazione di Poppea directed by Jan Lauwers who invited him to be part of Needcompany. He is part of different productions by Needcompany: War and Turpentine, Isabella’s Room, All that good, PIE (Probabilities of Independent Events). In addition to that he has joined other projects during 2020: The Sadness directed by Ula Sickle a work that includes voice, beats , dance and live music, Draconis Lacrimae by Pablo Lilienfeld and Federico Vladimir, and Spheres & Circles by Isaiah Lopaz.


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