Chouf Ouchouf, Zimmermann & de Perrot
Fusion of traditional and contemporary technique and design for over 7s
The Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger are bringing a slice of Morocco to Stirling this month – perfect for those who need to be reminded of life beyond wellies and overcoats. While there is no story to follow in the traditional sense in Chouf Ouchouf, each acrobat has his or her own individual character which the ensemble brings together to recreate the atmosphere and bustling life of Tangier’s Medina quarter.
Brought to the stage by creative organisation Crying Out Loud, the production promises to be visually spectacular. ‘It’s incredibly vibrant in its colour and all the different layers it presents on stage – combining acrobatics, and music and an extraordinary hybrid of movement, dance and circus,’ says creative producer Rachel Clare. The company, who have been practising their acrobatics on the beaches of Tangier for seven generations, are working in collaboration with Swiss artists Martin Zimmermann and Dimitri de Perrot in a fusion of traditional and contemporary technique and design. Aimed at anyone from seven years up, the physical theatricality and eye-catching sets are sure to have wide appeal.
‘You’ve got to go along and expect the unexpected,’ says Clare. ‘It will definitely open your eyes to a new type of theatre.’
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