Taroo is a Parkour and circus show telling the everyday story of what happens in streets across the world. With a fusion of acrobatics, Chinese pole and urban street moves, this show is not all that it seems. Performed and created by Moroccan circus artist Said Mouhssine – a free runner, stage director, actor and stuntman – expect Mouhssine’s distinctive brand of circus comedy and Parkour movement.
The London version of Taroo was developed in partnership with the Babylon Migrants Project and performed in multiple public squares and neighbourhoods in London and beyond.
The Portsmouth version was in collaboration with Funk Format. Local young people from the Solent area added an exciting new live element enhancing the show’s experience (see video for an example of the workshops).
This project marked the start of an ambitious three-year program led by Crying Out Loud, focusing on strengthening community connections and shared cultural understanding through creativity. We will support and present diverse forms of theatre, including visual and site-specific performances, in the Solent area, nationally and internationally.
Taroo has support from Institut Français Maroc, La Cascade Pôle National des Arts du Cirque Ardèche-Rhône Alpes, Le Prunier Sauvage, Compagnie Cabas, Cirkeole, La Passerelle, scène nationale de Gap, Ecole de cirque nationale Shems’y Maroc and Mlles F.