Cheptel Aleïkoum, is a French company famous for bringing innovative pieces such as Le Repas or Le Bal Cirque to a growing number of people. The members of the Cheptel (or livestock in English) met over 10 years ago, as they were studying at the Centre National des Arts du Cirque (National Centre for Circus Arts, Châlons-en-Champagne, France). Now, when they’re not touring the world, they live together as a community in Saint Agil, a small village in the West of France, where they brought back life and a passion for brass bands.
Circa Tsuica is the musical offspring of Cheptel Aleïkoum. A company of cracking musicians and daredevil acrobats, they serve a cocktail of funky brass beats and awe-inspiring physical feats. Through a potent blend of risk-taking acrobatics and foot-stomping live music, Circa Tsuica create a vibrant spectacle.
The seven artists of Opus 7 swing the marching band in all directions. They turn it, flip it around and spin it back, all while sustaining a comical, festive atmosphere. To the rhythm of a repertoire that falls halfway between Balkans music and American big-band jazz, the mischievous characters twirl their bodies and their instruments. All of it with a big-hearted energy that makes the show so alive and engaging!
May 13, 2018 Mong Man Wai Concert Hall, Tsinghua University