• Photo: Ian Grandjean

  • Photo: Christian Ganet

  • Photo: Christian Ganet

  • Photo: Ian Grandjean


Groupe Acrobatique de Tangier

Halka  is the Arabic word for the circle formed by a crowd gathered around street performers.

Since their success in London and the UK with Taoub  and Chouf Ouchouf,  this hugely popular North African company has toured to festivals around the world.

Halka  is the latest production in which the 14 acrobats and musicians pay hommage to their city. On a bare stage, with sensitivity, sensuality, intensity and humour, they offer us their perspective on Tangier. The acrobats take us on a journey to their hometown, through busy market places, to cafés and the beaches on which they have been training since childhood. Be part of the crowd, as if on Moroccan square and witness the acrobatic prowess of this unique collective.

Halka  is available in different formats: indoor or outdoor, front-on or in the round.

Wrap around activities can include: post show discussions, workshops and a video exhibition for foyers.

Crying Out Loud is an Arts Award Supporter


  • 'Halka plays with feelings but always with lightness and beauty'

    Teatro Persinsala

  • 'The show is fun, endearing, impressive, moving, going back to the roots of Moroccan acrobatics.'

    Dans la plume

  • 'Halka is the company most skilful show.'

    Les Echos

Previous Projects

  • Company Biography

    Discovered practising on their local beach by a holidaying producer, the Groupe Acrobatique de Tangier artists were hooked up with French director Aurélien Bory. Together, they produced their first theatre show, Taoub,  a piece based on their family history (the performers are all related). They’ve since gone on to work with Zimmermann & de Perrot on Chouf Ouchouf:  a fractured window onto life in Tangier’s old quarter. Whatever they do, the Groupe’s work is informed by the rough, vernacular style of acrobatics that’s been passed down from generation to generation. This journey, that started in 2003, has allowed the artists to shift from traditional to contemporary circus. They’ve mastered their acrobatic skills through performing acts internationally and now they’re the voice of a ground-breaking Moroccan style.

  • Why Book This Show

    International artists

    Unique skills

    Circus with a message

  • Key Target Markets

    All age groups

    Circus and dance audiences

    Experience seekers