Following the success of Chouf Ouchouf in 2011 and Taoub in 2006, renowned French director Aurélien Bory has created a new show for the astounding Groupe Acrobatique de Tangier.
Azimut is inspired by an eminent 16th century Sufi thinker whose grave has become a shrine to pilgrims and who is regarded as the patron saint of Moroccan acrobats. Azimut derives from the Arabic ‘As-samt’, meaning paths. Aurélien Bory has embraced the motif of return at the heart of this show: the idea of the return to Mother earth, a return where birth and death are intermingled.
In Azimut, most of the action takes place far above the ground: the aerial skills of the acrobats give a twist to this politically charged piece.