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SABALI! (of Cirque Jeunesse en Equilibre)

Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Homebase: Montreal
Languages: English, French(African Dialects; Dioular,Bambara,Susu,Wolof,Peul,Mossi)

SABALI! is a vibrant and kinetic circus and African arts troupe that has presented their work L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE in BC, Quebec and Romania. Since 2013, the troupe is co-directed by Burkinabe multidisciplinary circus artist Mamoudou Diallo and Canadian born dancer Allison Griffith who currently collaborate with other high calibre professional artists from Senegal, Burkina Faso and Guinea-Conakry. SABALI! was created as a platform for artistic and social expression as well as a vehicle for promoting awareness of and providing support to the social circus projects that CIRQUE JEUNESSE EN ÉQUILIBRE undertake for youth in Burkina Faso. SABALI! use circus and West African arts as a fun way to build bridges between cultures and encourage youth to discover their full potential and become inspired about life!

Performances & Workshops

NEW ARTIST for 2020-21 School Year

L'Union Fait la Force (Strength in Unity)

Grade Suitability: K-12
Duration: 45 mins. + 10 mins Q&A
Capacity: 600+
Tech Requirements: 8 ft. deep and 15 ft. wide performance space, PA with 2+ mics and adjustable stands when available (if not, acoustic works)
Fee Range: $995-$1,295 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
Vancouver Island Lower
Vancouver Island Mid
Vancouver Island North

L'Union Fait la Force (Strength in Unity) is an interactive, action packed circus and West African arts show that comes with a message. The show consists of a colourful display of acrobatics, West African dance and percussion, juggling, unicycling and a djembe playing stilt walker all rolled into one. This unique show introduces the African proverb after which it is named to promote values of cultural diversity and unity. Fun and learning for all!

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