The Moment is a 37-minute high-octane energetic solo contemporary dance piece inspired by Sufism. It was created during a month long residency in Morocco and first showcased at The Tabernacle last year. El Brogy describes the performance as ‘an exploration of part of my 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, as well as the state of mind after that moment of understanding’. The audience will be taken on this journey with Salah, whilst also being surrounded by the artworks in the exhibition space.
Salah El Brogy is a graduate of the Cairo Opera House Contemporary Dance School Theatre, where he trained in dance, acting, singing, theatre and music. He has a variety of dance backgrounds, from ballet to hip hop, street dance, folklore, Latin, jazz and capoeira. He choreographed his first production in 2007 entitled Incidents Change but the Meaning is One. In 2008, the French Cultural Centre 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 Adrenalinin Lebanon, UK, France and Egypt. He was lead dancer for Akram Khan’s company Vertical Road, before setting up his own and has been nominated for Dance London’s 2015 Emerging Choreographer Award.
The performance will be followed by a Q&A with El Brogy.
Watch a preview of the performance here