Ben was born in 1976, in Morocco. He started exploring and developing his own breakdance technique in La Galerie Ravenstein, a popular spot in Brussels, at the end of nineties.
His first experience mixing breakdance and contemporary dance was with the company Hush Hush Hush. Ben has collaborated with the choreographer Fatou Traore for the performances of Vegemad and Passages, he has worked with Enclave Dance Company under the direction of Roberto Olivan, he has collaborated on the performances Siegfried Forever and Bayruth Fm by the collective Wooshin’Machin, directed by Mauro Pacagnella. For the past 15 years, he has been working with Harold Henning and he is currently working as a dancer with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, in the work of choreographer, Damien Jalet on Babel and Puzzle.
Ben ‘Fury’ was one of the founders of the group Mad Spirit. He created Petite Pièce Pour Voix et Gestes with Johanne Saunier and musician, Antoine Prawerman. He worked in collaboration as a co-choregrapher in collaboration with Louise Michel Jackson(canada) and Rodolphe Coaster for the piece “STROKE”.
TRAP&KILL THE BEAT Benaji utilizes tools from all his background. Phrases based on his influence from breakdance, improvisational tasks acquired from experience of work as well as tasks of presenting your motion character and potential based on and developed during his own research.
Benaji invites people to join this research, to experience fusional expressions and the potential of self- expression by working with and through music, the creative and curious body, emotional and physical and the groove in order to dig into the joint interest of dance!
A basic element for his interest of work, no matter which project, has always been music. Through time the influence of music has developed along with musical styles. The musical basis for his workshop objective now is the style of TRAP, a variation of electronic music expressing groove and flavour, beat and air.
Dates: April 16th-20th, 2018
Location: Dovercourt House, 3rd Floor
Cost: $125 +hst
To sign up, email email@example.com by April 1st.