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Don’t miss GLITCH at Nour Festival on Tuesday, November 1, 8pm at Chelsea Theatre: 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.


Fresh from its premiere at Rose Theatre Kingston, dancer, performer and choreographer Salah El Brogy performed his latest solo, Letting Go at Oxford’s Old Fire Station as part of GOlive.

Curated by Times critic and dramaturg Donald Hutera, Letting Go was part of a four-day dance festival that’s under the Dancin’ Oxford 2016 umbrella.

Here are some pics from tech:


An artist/audience member was “left speechless” after the performance:


Here’s a review:


My new solo Letting Go has been performed in London and Oxford this month. Premiering at the Rose Theatre Kingston as part of DanceWest‘s Ignition Dance Festival 2016 and then at the Arts at the Old Fire Station as part of GOlive 2016, I’m really grateful to be part of a team of artists and producers who continue to work on providing a platform for performance. Just sharing some Letting Go production pics by the brilliant performing arts photographer Jane Hobson taken at the Rose Theatre earlier this month.

“The most complete and rounded dance theatre came in the opener by Salah El Brogy…” said dance writer and critic Graham Watts. Read his whole review with here.


In the Q&A, audiences described Letting Go as:

  • Genuine
  • Universal
  • Archetypal
  • Moving sculpture

Catch Letting Go over at Oxford’s Old Fire Station as part of GOlive on Thursday, 14 July:

Alhamdulillah I’ve been chosen as one of the six choreographers commissioned to create new work as part of Ignition Dance Festival 2016.


Thank you to Rosie Whitney-fish of DanceWest for creating such a great platform.

Congratulations to the other choreographers in this year’s festival:Cindy Claes, Thomasain Gulgec, Estela Merlos, Jane Coulston and Sally Marie.

The shows are on Saturday, 2 July at the Rose Theatre in Kingston. Please mark your diaries and hope to see you all there.

Dancer, performer and choreographer Salah El Brogy’s solo, The Moment, which was created in Morocco and premiered in London as part of Nour Festival 2014, became the first ever dance event for the stunning The Mosaic Rooms on Thursday, 25 February. A Q&A with veteran journalist and dramaturg Donald Hutera followed.


This takes The Moment outside of theatrical setting and tailored within the surroundings of the gallery.

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.


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.