Tangier Acrobatic Group Mesmerizes Canadian Crowds

Rabat – The Tangier Acrobatic Group is performing “Halka,” a manufacturing named for the oldest type of conventional theater in Morocco, whereas on tour in Canada. The efficiency would be the first time the group has carried out in North America.

“Halka” is the newest manufacturing by the Tangier Acrobatic Group, wherein the 14 acrobats and musicians pay homage to their house metropolis of Tangier.

The younger acrobats perpetuate the wealthy cultural heritage of conventional Moroccan theater. The cultural heritage has its roots within the tune, dance, and storytelling traditions nonetheless practiced within the streets of the North African nation, notably in Marrakech’s Jemaa el Fna.

Sanae El Kamouni created the Tangier Acrobatic Group in 2003 with the concept of working with acrobats from Tangier to supply a brand new interpretation of conventional Moroccan theater. 

Acknowledging the distinctive historical past of Morocco’s acrobatic custom, El Kamouni observed that Moroccan troupes repeat the identical performances on the street and conventional circuses or on uncommon events once they discover work within the tourism or leisure industries. 

Satisfied of the untapped expertise of Moroccan acrobats, El Kamouni invited European theater-makers to create up to date productions in Tangier utilizing native expertise, and the Tangier Acrobatic Group was born. 

The primary manufacturing, “Taoub,” directed by Aurélien Bory in 2004, has been carried out worldwide. Its success introduced public {and professional} visibility to the Tangier Acrobatic Group.

“Chouf Ouchouf,” a efficiency impressed by bustling life in a Moroccan medina (previous metropolis), has additionally toured internationally, profitable worldwide vital acclaim.

The Tangier Acrobatic Group locations widespread tradition on the coronary heart of its venture and tackles a large number of political, financial, and socio-cultural topics in its performances scope.

The troupe wrapped up its Montreal present on Sunday, February 9, and will probably be transferring onto different Canadian cities together with Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg within the coming weeks.

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