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Shubbak Festival / Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger: Halka at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

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Time 19:30
Date 11/07/19
Price £23

Feel the thrill of Moroccan street life as 14 young acrobats and musicians recreate the sights and sounds of life in the Maghreb.

There is a long tradition of acrobats performing on Moroccan beaches and in village squares, creating spectacles for the public with astounding human pyramids, cartwheels and somersaults, always accompanied by music and song.

For the past 10 years the highly skilled acrobats of Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger have travelled the world with their contemporary shows. Using powerful and unique physical skills, they have breathed new life into this popular practice.

In Halka, the 14 acrobats and musicians create an energetic spectacle which hums with the sights and sounds of Moroccan street life. Acrobatic tricks and stirring music mix the world of old traditions with exuberant parties and modern visual humour to paint a vivid picture of life in the Maghreb today. By turns the stage is transformed into the middle of the desert, to a crowded public square, a magical night-time dance and a crier calling the faithful to prayer.

Halka is an invitation to let yourself be captivated by this vision of communal life captured by the boundless energy and humour of these incredible acrobats.

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Shubbak Festival / Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger: Halka at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre at 19:30 on Thursday 11 July. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

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