Encounter | Mohamed Y. Shika & Ferrero

Encounter is a project based on an attempt to explore different means of communication with the biosphere. By applying a practice of touching, observing, noticing, spending time doing something or nothing with the horse (Ferrero) It is an agenda-free meeting that experiments with a Nonhierarchical relationship. A casual meeting between human and other than human beings where they explore together the modes and meaning of communication. During Explorations of now you are invited to see documentation of the process in an installation involving photos, moving Images, writings, sound recordings. And to observe the ongoing exploration between Shika & Ferrero.

“Horses are strong beings. their speed, drive, strength, and power make us question the use of force as a means of communication with other beings and instead explore new ways of coexistence.”  

Title: Encounter
Name of artist/s: Mohamed Y. Shika
Content: Performance, book, film & pictures
Collaboration: Cullberg, Kultivator & Orlången ridsällskap | Horse Ferrero, Malin Vrijman, Karin Wannerud
Dates performance: 19-22/8, 11.15
Duration performance: 30 min
Place performance: Outdoor riding arena
Place film: Ridhuset

Mohamed Saleh Knew as “Shika”, an Egyptian dancer and choreographer of Nubian origin. Shika’s training encompasses various styles and techniques, from the Nubian folk dances of his childhood, through martial arts, Street dances, contemporary dance to Senegal’s Ecole des Sables where pursue his interest in afro traditional and afro contemporary dance. Shika was named a Pina Bausch Fellowship Awardee following the work of the Guggenheim fellow artist Nora Chipaumire. Shika has been dancing with Cullberg since 2018.

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