Sat 6 July
Halka - Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger
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Shubbak in association with Crying Out Loud presents
by Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger
Supported by Amal (a Saïd Foundation programme)
Since ancient times acrobats have performed on Moroccan beaches and in village squares, creating spectacles for the public with astounding human pyramids, cartwheels and somersaults, always accompanied by music and song.
For the past 10 years the highly skilled acrobats of Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger have travelled the world with their contemporary shows. Using powerful and unique physical skills, they have breathed new life into this ancient tradition.
In Halka, the 14 young acrobats and musicians create an energetic spectacle which hums with the sights and sounds of Morocco. Acrobatic tricks and stirring music mix the world of old traditions, with exuberant Moroccan parties and modern, visual humour to paint a vivid picture of life in the Maghreb today. By turns the stage is transformed into the middle of the desert, to a crowded public square, a magical night-time dance and by a crier calling the faithful to prayer.
However, nothing is serious. Halka is an invitation to let yourself be captivated by this vision of Moroccan life captured by the boundless energy and humour of these incredible acrobats.