9th of June 8:00 pm / 11th of June 7:00 pm 10th of June 4:00 pm /
Girstutis Culture Center (Kovo 11-osios str. 26)
9th, 10th, 11th of June buy a Day ticket and see two shows!
Circus artists : Hamza Boussahel, Hassan Bouchontouf, Ismail Lahbila, Mohammed Ammar, Bader El Laouaz, Abdelali Khobba
Music : Alexandre Bellando
Production et diffusion: Samira Boukhnous, Yassine Elihtirassi
Administration, Technical coordinator: Yassine Elhitirassi
With the support: La Cascade Pôle National Cirque Ardèche Auvergne Rhône-Alpes. Espace périphérique- La Villette – Paris, La Grainerie – Balma, La Gare à Coulisses – Base des arts de la rue, Collectif de la Bascule Cie Cheptel Aleikoum, L’Ecole Nationale de Cirque Shems’y
Duration 50 min
Colokolo, established in 2013 in Casablanca, was one of the first contemporary circus collectives in Morocco and brings together artists from different disciplines and urban performers. Several members of Colokolo – by now a hub of excellence for the discipline in the North African country – have specialised in aerial acrobatics.
Chouf le ciel! results from this further step towards the thrill of height.
It is an electrifying mix of acrobatics, juggling and hip hop set to traditional music. The jaw-dropping technique and euphoria of Korean and Hungarian-style plank jumping are matched at ground level, where dancing and sounds from the Gnawa and Chaâbi traditions (a Maghrebi blend of rural and urban music) combine with cutting-edge electro and the wildest rap.
In Chouf le ciel there are six men, five pairs of trousers and a dress, folk songs, a bride-less Moroccan wedding, a hamalate (a woman carrying merchandise to the Moroccan-Spanish border) and lots of flights at dizzying heights of up to nine metres, hovering on the impossible.