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Company Mek: Father Politics

(This is a past event and is no longer running)


The UK premiere of an explosive political dance piece from acclaimed hip-hop and contemporary dance collective Company MEK.

Performed by a multinational, diverse ensemble, Father Politics unmasks the polarisation of politics, and the manipulation of truth in the media to influence younger generations. This energetic dance piece explores the feeling of powerlessness from a personal perspective.

Choreographed by Muhammed Kalkut, Company MEK blend innovative hip hop dance with a diverse political voice. This is a special opportunity to experience Switzerland’s next generation of dance.

Combining powerful, skilful solos with the concentrated energy of perfectly synchronized group elements, the company unmasks patterns of political thought with virtuoso dance.“ – BZ Basel


Muhammed Kaltuk

Schanika Mohn, Anna Chiedza Spörri, Manuel von Arx, Simon Walti, Lea Korner, Sarafina Beck, Moa Bomolo, Wittha Tonja

Tobias Herzog (Clockworked)

Anna Chiedza Spörri

Stage & Costumes
Kevin Peterhans

Lighting Design
Daniel Tschanz

Production Manager
Fabienne Guldimann

Technical Partner
nuance Veranstaltungstechnik GmbH

A co-production with Kaserne Basel and COLOURS Festival Stuttgart.

Sponsored by: Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater, Kanton Basel-Stadt/Kultur,, Bildung-, Kultur- und Sportdirektion, von der LANDIS & GYR Stiftung, Gemeinde Reinach, Stiftung Anne-Marie Schindler, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Pro Helvetia PREMIO und Schreinerei Peterhans, Schibli & Co. AG



Alongside the highly anticipated UK premiere of Company MEK’s Father Politics, The Coronet Theatre is thrilled to present a unique and exciting opportunity to dance with the internationally renowned company.  Find out more about the workshop here.



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Muhammed Kaltuk
Choreographer Muhammed Kaltuk was born and raised in Switzerland in a conservative Turkish family. As an effort to break out of his upbringing, Kaltuk made a name for himself in the Swiss Hip Hop scene. At the age of 22 he had his first production experience at a theater and recognized it as a possibility to find his own voice, as a way to artistically deal with the world. At the age of 25 he started his dance education at the “Höhere Fachschule für Zeitgenössischen und Urbanen Bühnentanz” in Zurich. His goal was to further develop his movement from his background in Hip Hop, but also to get to know and use other dance qualities and styles. That is where he discovered his passion for composing and creating material from the movement repertoire of the dancers he works with, expanding the boundaries of these dancers and intertwining it with his own style and aesthetic ideas of dance. This has become his signature way of working as well as the socially critical, political and personal themes in his creations.

His awareness of the world around him fills him with passion to seek change and improvement. His clear voice through movement and the way the work provokes emotions as well as self reflection in his audiences are significant. With his fusion of Hip Hop and Contemporary he appeals to all ages in the audience, especially to those who otherwise do not feel seen, heard or represented in the theatre space.