‘Engraving’ refers to the action of cutting or carving patterns in hard material. In this acrobatic and explosive energy bomb the dancers use their bodies and movement to draw lines between each other, the space and the audience.
The performance was created for the busy streets of downtown Cairo (Egypt) and was later on reworked for an abandoned printing factory in Hasselt (Belgium). Currently it’s searching for new surprising locations and communities to energize and add a fresh perspective to its surrounding.
Premiere: 5 Apr 2013 on Borsa, Downtown Cairo, Egypt
…why we work in public?
Concept and choreography: Jasper Džuki Jelen and Mojra Vogelnik-Škerlj
Performed by: Mohamed El Deeb, Yehya Mohamed, Mojra Vogelnik-Škerlj
Additional cast: Thami Joe Fischer, Jasper Džuki Jelen
Music: Hauschka, Caribou, Kollektive Turmstrasse, Nathan Fake
Costumes: Lea Kieffer
Production: D-CAF International Contemporary Arts Festival Cairo, Egypt. 2013
Support: The Dutch Embassy in Egypt & The European Art Fund
Acknowledgement: Ahmed El Attar, Chloe Teevan, Mohamed El Deeb, Yehya Mohamed, Alia Ayman, D-CAF, Emat Eddin Studio’s
Special thanks to: Erik Kaiel / Arch8 dance group