Join us for a very special sharing of The Moment, a contemporary dance piece by award-winning Egyptian Salah El Brogy.
The Moment is a high-octane energetic solo inspired by El Brogy’s Islamic/Sufism background. It was created during a month-long residency in Morocco and had its world premiere at Notting Hill’s The Tabernacle last year for Nour Festival. It is an exploration of part of Salah’s own personal spiritual journey, exploring the state of mind in being able to understand beyond the obvious, in being able to interpret the daily messages we receive from the universe and the state of mind after that moment of understanding as well as out of body experience. Salah aims to share The Moment in order to connect with others spiritually, whilst also being surrounded by the artworks in the exhibition space.
Dancer, performer and choreographer Salah El Brogy is a graduate of the Cairo Opera House Contemporary Dance Theatre School, where he trained in dance, acting, singing, theatre and music. He started his life with martial arts/kung fu then went on to do hip hop/street dance, ballet, folklore, Latin, jazz, contemporary and capoeira. He choreographed his first production in 2007 entitled Incidents Change but the Meaning is One. In 2008, the French Cultural Institute in Cairo (now French Institute) awarded him the Best Dancer Award for his part in The Newspaper and the following year, he choreographed, performed and toured his solo Adrenalin in Lebanon, UK, France and Egypt. He was lead dancer for Akram Khan Company’s critically-acclaimed ensemble Vertical Road, before setting up his own (Salah El Brogy Company) in 2013 and has been nominated for Dance London’s 2015 Emerging Choreographer Award.
The performance will be followed by a Q&A with Salah El Brogy.
Watch a preview of the performance here.