Amer and Àfrica are two circus artists specialized in hand to hand. They met in a series of Vertical workshops at Central del Circ in Barcelona in 2011. Since then, they have been attending intensive courses to improve their technic and discover their own language. Throughout the use of objects they find the way of understanding and perform their discipline, what makes them able to explore new possibilities of expressing the fragility of movement and shape.
Àfrica Llorens comes from professional Karate Shotokan competition. Amer Kabbani, comes from the world of education, circus and clown. This creates a fusion between technic and precision and performance and acting, what leads them to come out with two small shows where they please the audience with some minutes of balance, unbalance and rebalance.
In 2013, they are the winners of the Besmina prize, which allows them to start an intense journey through the creation of a piece called Equiinox. Later on, they create the Bunkai piece where they mix karate with hands on hand integrating the technique without preparing figures. Bunkai opens in 2015 at the Trapezi in Reus, representing the piece in places like Christmas in pl. Catalonia, Curtcirckid Festival in Montgat or Out there Festival in Great Yarmouth (United Kingdom), the years 2015 and 2016 are nominated for the Zircolika awards in Catalonia.
By the end of 2015, they entered the Nofitstate Circus company to begin the creation of the Block show, which was released in May 2016 at the Norwich and Norfolk Festival and make more than 70 performances during that summer for the United Kingdom, Belgium and Italy. In January of 2017 they participate in the Biennial of Circus of Marseilles, and they have planned summer tour for Portugal, Germany, Holland, United Kingdom and France.