Circus and physical theatre hits macrobert…


macrobert will be holding the Scottish premiere for Chouf Ouchouf, a physical theatre/circus performance, directed by Zimmerman & de Perrot and performed by Collectif Acrobatique de Tangier, this stunning, acrobatic show is perfect for the whole family, come along and join us for this magical piece…

About the company:

Collectif Acrobatique de Tangier
Weaving together traditional Moroccan acrobatics and modern performance in a poetic exploration of North African culture, Collectif Acrobatique de Tangier delight audiences with their incredible ability and skills. Building on centuries of traditional Moroccan performance honed on the beaches of Tangier, this family company display the tricks of their forefathers with a raw, youthful energy.

Dimitri de Perrot
Dimitri de Perrot was born in 1976 in Neuchatel, Switzerland. After matriculating from the Kunstgymnasium in Zurich he developed further as a self-taught musician and composer. In 1998 he turned his attention to the theater, and began to work as a director.

Martin Zimmermann
Martin Zimmermann was born in 1970 in Winterthur, Switzerland. After an apprenticeship as a set designer, he graduated, with honors, from the Centre National des Arts du Cirque (C.N.A.C.) in France. Following his return to Zurich in 1998 he began to work as a choreographer and director.

There is a full list of the company’s awards at http://www.zimmermanndeperrot.com/prix

What the press say:

A new show performed by Collectif Acrobatique de Tangierwith an insouciant brilliance, they fill the stage with multiple back-flips, dizzying cartwheels, perilous human pyramids and vaulting trampoline stunts …. everyone was spellbound” The Guardian on previous show Taoub

In a new piece by Zimmermann & de Perrot The mix of skill, sleight of hand is irresistible, and the piece has a gleeful magpie tendency – thieving from absurdism, popular cartoons, surrealism and modern dance” The Guardian on their recent LIMF show Oper Opis at Barbican

About the show:

Weaving together contemporary performance and traditional Moroccan acrobatics in a poetic exploration of North African culture, Chouf Ouchouf reflects the daily life in the Medina in a witty and highly skilled show for all ages over seven.

The Medina, the old quarter, where it’s ten to a house, and a hundred to the narrowest street. Shout or you won’t be heard; push to the front or never be seen. Life and colour lies round every corner, animals and cigarette hawkers fill the squares. The city is unruly, chaotic, but no matter the world there are men of power, and beneath the clamour and fights of the market are the whispers of its other life. Dusk falls like a shutter, then the night. Silently the walls open, and amid the maze-like streets and along the rooftops figures move on secret agendas. What, or who, is in the bag?

Returning to the UK with a show about what they know best – their home – the Collectif Acrobatique de Tangier collaborate with Swiss artists Zimmerman and de Perrot to capture the danger, joy and urgency of life in Tangiers. Those who saw the Collectif’s last production, Taoub, will find the group maturer, stronger, yet with the same rough charm, and the same rich language of vernacular acrobatics – passed from generation to generation – that is as natural to them as song. Here they move through a set that floats apart and reassembles to represent the many faces of a bewildering and exciting landscape, taking in the old and the nearly new in search of the city’s beating heart.

Saturday 16 April 8.00pm
Sunday 17 April 3.00pm
approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
Suitable for ages 7+
mainhouse

Tickets £12 / £9 conc / £6 U18’s & students
Book online www.macrobert.org/chouf or call us on 01786 466666

Trailer:

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About macrobert
macrobert arts centre offers an exciting programme of events that welcomes everyone. Choose from a fantastic programme of live events including theatre, dance and music. There is also a full cinema programme with films showing to suit all ages and tastes. There are lots of fun activities for children and young people: creative factories, supervised arts and craft sessions in treehouse, tailor made birthday parties, and youth theatre and dance groups. TICKETS AND INFORMATION LINE 01786 466666 You can also follow macrobert on Facebook , Twitter and Bebo. For special offers and to get all the macrobert news first, sign up for our weekly e-bulletin via www.macrobert.org.

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