Mother Africa will shine on 42nd Street in a powerful performance of stunning African artistry when Circus Der Sinne makes its U.S. Premiere from December 6, 2013 – January 5, 2014 at The New Victory Theater, New York City’s premier performing arts venue for kids and families. Featuring a diverse cast from different countries throughout the African continent, Mother Africa mixes modern circus arts with traditional African dance and music.
Based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Circus Der Sinne’s Mother Africa features a cast of more than two dozen acrobats, musicians and dancers who will fill the New Victory stage with breathtaking feats, exuberant afro-beats and a swirl of colorful bazin and kitenge fabrics. Rare acts like the thrilling Icarian Games from Ethiopia, in which foot jugglers toss fellow acrobats into the air, join crowd favorites like a chair stack from Tanzania, and a contortionist from Kenya described as “the most flexible man in the world.” A live band keeps the party going with every strike of the congos and strum of the mbira, while stilt dancers, gumboot steppers and a marvel of traditional masks showcase Africa’s expressive dance culture. Rich in rhythm and robust in song, Mother Africa has earned rave reviews around the globe and has performed for nearly 1 million people worldwide since the show’s debut in 2006.
Mother Africa is playing at The New Victory Theater December 6th 2013 – January 5th 2014. For tickets and schedule click HERE.
Mother Africa has a running time of 90 minutes including one intermission, and is recommended for everyone ages five and older.
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