Halka - Acrobatique de Tanger
Tickets for Halka - Acrobatique de Tanger at The LowryShubbak in association with Crying Out Loud presents
by Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger
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.
Age guidance: 6+ to adult
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Presented with support from Shubbak 2019 Principal Partners: A. M. Qattan Foundation, Arts Council England, Bagri Foundation, British Council
‘Halka plays with feelings but always with lightness and beauty.’ Teatro Persinsala
‘The show is fun, endearing, impressive, moving and goes back to the roots of the Moroccan acrobats.’ Dans la plume
‘Halka is the [the group’s] most successful show.’ Les Echos
‘There is something vital, deeply happy and alive in each of these performers.’ Let Monde (Chouf Ouchouf)
‘…as simple as it is ingenious. That’s the essence of this lovely show: creating magic out of nothing but human wit, daring and imagination.’ Judith Mackrell, The Guardian (Chouf Ouchouf)
‘The show is not just a succession of acrobatic meaningless, it is rather a cascade of arts scenes seamlessly designed to plunge the audience directly into the atsmosphere of life in Tanger, a city that has been able to mix modernity and authenticity.’ Le Matin (Chouf Ouchouf)