Crying Out Loud and Shubbak present Halka.
Since their UK success 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 homage to their home city of Tangier, taking audiences to the heart of life in this ancient city. Having worked with a number of international directors, Halka is the first production the collective has directed themselves.
Halka is the Arabic word to describe a circle formed by a crowd gathered around street performers.
On a bare stage the acrobats offer us their perspective on Tangier, played with sensitivity, sensuality, intensity and humour. We are taken on a journey to their hometown, through busy market places, to cafés and the beaches on which they trained as children.
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.