Archive for the ‘Glitch’ Category

Don’t miss GLITCH at Nour Festival on Tuesday, November 1, 8pm at Chelsea Theatre: http://bit.ly/2dNNrVq. GLITCH is my contemporary dance solo on memory, memory loss and in response to my collaborator Alice Anderson’s “Memory only exists when it is recalled…” Catch the post-show talk talking about the science of memory with Professor Nicky Clayton (Rambert’s in-house scientist) and how to power up your memory (Michael Tipper) and chaired by veteran arts journalist Donald Hutera.

With thanks to Ideas Tap Innovators Fund and Hiive for their support.

Salah El Brogy Company was at last night’s Nour Festival of Arts launch at Leighton House Museum.

Dancer, performer, choreographer and dance teacher Salah is part of this year’s festival line up with his contemporary dance solo on memory and memory loss entitled GLITCH. A post show Q&A follows the performance featuring Salah and a panel of experts talking about the science of memory and how to improve your memory.

SEBC Producer, Manager and Co-owner Mars El Brogy made a short speech as part of the event.

She said: “Nour Festival, as its name is aptly called, lights up the platform for Middle Eastern and North African Artists to show their work. Also, the festival gives its audiences throughout its seven years of existence an enriching, thought-provoking experience.

“It’s great to be part of a celebration of rich cultural diversity, history and world class talent – away from religious and political stereotypes.”

Salah added: “I’m delighted to have GLITCH’s European premiere at Nour Festival, which is very close to my heart.

“It makes me proud to be part of an amazing festival in London celebrating Middle Eastern and North African diversity.”

The European premiere of GLITCH is on Tuesday, November 1, 8pm at Chelsea Theatre. Get your tickets here.

Had a brilliant sharing of GLITCH over in Bath. Thank you for the feedback and to the organisers for this opportunity. And big thanks to The Mosaic Rooms for the support.

GLITCH will be performed in Bath next month as part of Practice at The Edge in Bath. I just want to share with you the GLITCH trailer from Resolution! 2016 at The Place:

More details to follow about the show in Bath soon.


Salah El Brogy Company had the honour of being part of The Place’s Resolution 2016’s final night. It was amazing to be able to share my new solo, GLITCH over there. I just want to thank everyone who has supported me and those who were involved during creation and production times, those who sent well-wishes and to those who attended the show last week.

I’d like to thank my collaborators: visual artist Alice Anderson, veteran journalist and dramaturg Donald Hutera, performing arts photographer Jane Hobson and lighting designer Antony Hately. With big thanks to the support of The Place and Hiive/IdeasTap Innovators Fund. Many thanks to my Producer Mars El Brogy.

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Please head to my Facebook fan page to see some more photos for GLITCH.

The piece has been received well.

Here’s what veteran journalist Donald Hutera thought – originally written for Resolution 2016 Review:

Resolution Friday February 19

Resolution 2016 ended with a finely varied trio of works kick-started by Salah El Brogy’sGlitch, a carefully layered solo about memories and their loss for which I supplied dramaturgical feedback. A sinuously strong, sensual dancer whose big presence is matched by a dark mane of hair, El Brogy roamed the stage like a restless lion. For him cultural pleasure – cued to the music of the great Egyptian singer Oum Kalthoum – is broken by pain associated with a disordered mind. It’s remarkable that his struggles, expressed via visceral physicality and judicious bilingual text, don’t feel heavy. Whether plunging into backbends, or stamping a foot before collapsing to the floor, there’s a searching wit, sensitivity and authentic sense of discovery in El Brogy’s performance that make every moment count.

And here’s what Maya Pinder wrote for her Resolution 2016 review:

Beginning the final night of Resolution! 2016, Salah El Brogy presents a raw and pensive solo performance in Glitch. El Brogy examines the struggle of accessing memories, combining strong spoken word in his native Arabic and an animalistic physicality. Clever use of lighting and alarm sounds point to a ‘malfunction’ that brings El Brogy’s dynamic sequences of capoeira-style hurling arms and percussive shifts to an abrupt halt. ‘It’s like… the words… disappear from…’ he stumbles and falters, trying to force a memory back to life. Glitch is, above all, sincere. Despite the possible language barrier of using Arabic, I feel drawn into El Brogy’s struggle.

Also, it was so lovely reading what has been written on the Resolution 2016 wall too:

All in all a great night shared with Yukiko Masui and Pro Motion. Have a read at John O’Dwyer’s review of the last night of Resolution 2016 here, which includes GLITCH.

Not too long to go until dancer, performer and choreographer Salah El Brogy’s new solo GLITCH is performed at the Robin Howard Theatre at The Place, London.

GLITCH is on February 19 at 8pm and is part of Resolution 2016. Click here to book tickets.

Here’s a little teaser filmed and edited by Si Rawlinson for Salah El Brogy Company:

Thank you to IdeasTap Innovators Fund and The Place for their support.

Here are some more rehearsal photos at The Place, London. Pictures taken by the brilliant Jane Hobson.

So pleased creation time ended on a high. Thank you so much to everyone who have been involved in that period especially with the support of IdeasTap Innovators Fund.

Producer: Mars El Brogy
Visual Artist: Alice Anderson
Dramaturg: Donald Hutera
Lighting Designer: Antony Hately

ماشاء الله ولا قوة الا بالله

GLITCH is on February 19, 2016 at the Robin Howard Theatre, The Place, London: http://bit.ly/1QX00vp.