Musical juggling

Against a red background, two black hands appear to be beating time on a drum.
© Pascal Boucher
© Pascal Boucher
© Pascal Boucher
© Pascal Boucher
  • In-person event

  • Français
  • Ages 6-12

  • Approx. 1 hour
Performance options Start time Language Availability
Wednesday, February 12, 2025 10:00 am Without words Seats available
Thursday, February 13, 2025 10:00 am Without words Seats available
Friday, February 14, 2025 10:00 am Without words Seats available

“  The beatbox bunch ”

Time to shake it all off! In this lively show featuring juggling, rhythmic songs and percussive dance, four stunning Mozambican performers dazzle us with sight and sound. The incredible memories of this show will sustain you for the rest of the year. 

Everywhere there are sounds, balls and plastic bags—spinning, falling, colliding! Agile bodies and dulcet voices become literal instruments. On a pared-down stage, adorned simply with a blanket of light and riveting drums, a festival of sensations, acrobatic acts and rapturous sounds is ready to emerge, as if a hectic street in Maputo had come to life on stage. 

It’s so contagious you’ll have no choice but to start moving to the beat of these virtuoso artists with absolutely astounding skills. It’s a chance to reconnect to what may be the true purpose of the performing arts: a good excuse to get together. 

No dialogue ● 6+

Free workshops - Step Into Creation

In order to get a better handle on the world of creation, why not experience a thrilling moment with artists or those who gravitate around them? Learn more about their aspirations, collectively reflect on the big question that move them, or try your hand at their craft in playful fashion. Allow your students to fully immerse themselves in the world of the show, and offer them a richer experience overall. 

This year, let the NAC’s French Theatre treat you to a visit from an artist in preparation for a student matinee performance. Hurry up and take advantage of this limited time offer! Make sure to include the request in your registration form for student matinee tickets.

This show is part of the BIG BANG Festival, two fun-filled days of sound experiments for ears of all ages. At the NAC, Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16, 2025.   


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    Designer and Director Thomas Guérineau
  • Conception et mise en scène Thomas Guérineau
  • With Ernesto Langa, Lourenço Vasco Lourenço, José Joaquim Sitoë, Valdovino Claúdio De Sousa
  • Featuring Christophe Schaeffer
  • Stage Manager Bartolo Filippon
  • Production Compagnie TG
  • With support from Ministère de la Culture et de la communication-DRAC Île-de-France, Institut Français-Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, Centre Culturel Franco-Mozambicain de Maputo, La ville du Bourget, Compagnie Sham, Conseil Régional îÎe-de-France, le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde, La Maison des Jonglages - scène conventionnée jonglage de La Courneuve, Africolor

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Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. Arts Alive is generously supported by the Azrieli Foundation, the Government of Nunavut, Canadian North, Calm Air, The River Philip Foundation, The Turnbull Family Community Building Foundation, and The Thomas Sill Foundation. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.