Workshops with Moroccan Acrobats
CircusWest, in a community initiative with the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, is honoured to offer two amazing acrobatic and group pyramid workshops led by the professional performers of Morocco’s Groupe Acrobatique de Tangier. Six artists/instructors from the Group Arobatique de Tanger will lead two-hour workshops based on the teachings of the brotherhood of Sidi Ahmed o Moussa, a 15th century Sufi sage.
The acrobats will demonstrate technique and forms and invite participants to develop skills their abilities in the disciplines of circular acrobatics, tall human pyramids, circus lifts and carrying. Participants should have a background in the movement arts (circus, dance, acrobatics, yoga, or gymnastics) for this workshop which involves pyramid building acrobatics, and physical conditioning. The class will cover a collective warm-up, introduction to Moroccan acrobatics techniques, collective demonstration and discussion time.