Items spinning through the air, human contortionists who form mind-boggling shapes with their bodies and percussionists grooving to the beat of African rhythms on drums.Expect all these and more as Cirque Mother (CircusMama) Africa dazzles Manila from April 19 to 22.
It will be a rollicking two-hour show at the Newport Theater of Resorts World Manila as 40 artists from nine African countries, including Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Benin, Zimbabwe, and Guinea dazzle the audience with African music, dance and performances.
Here’s a video preview of the show:
The troupe already performed in sold out shows in Germany, Italy, Romania, Russia, Netherlands, Australia, Belgium and Spain. They are due in Singapore on April 12th before going on to Manila.
The circus show, with a cast of 45 performers, started in Tanzania in October 2006. Some of the highlights include foot juggling, magic and illusions, bounce juggling and
contortionists. But there will also be new highlights during their program which come straight from Mama Africa’s school for artists, masterminded by Winston Ruddle, the producer. Winston used to be a street and circus artist plus a break dancer in Bulawayo, before he opened his school in Dar Es Salaam where he now trains promising African talent. Part of the income from the tickets sold during the forthcoming Mama Africa Tour will go towards development projects in Africa.
Cirque Mother Africa in Manila is presented by Establish Events in cooperation with Media Central. Ticket prices are from P1500 to P6000.