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‘“Azimut” comes from the Arab word “as-samt”, meaning path or direction,’ explains performance artist Aurélien Bory. ‘At the same time, “azimuté” is a slang word for “insane”.’ What better way to describe Bory’s latest piece of Moroccan-flavoured acrobatics? Inspired by a group of dancers he once saw training on the sands of Tangiers, Bory teamed up with Sanae El Kamouni to found the Groupe acrobatique de Tanger. This, the group’s second production, melds popular acrobatics with contemporary circus performance. Gravity is no hindrance to the performers – specialists in human pyramids who appear to spend the whole show off the ground. Soaringly beautiful.

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