The only circus I want to see features no animals with the wild nearly broken out of them, and instead showcases mind-blowingly talented humans willingly showing off their obsessively honed skills. Because of its quality of performance and production, Cirque Zuma Zuma has been described as an African-style Cirque du Soleil by adoring critics and audiences.
Featuring performers from 16 African nations, the show has delighted audiences around the world with its combination of playful choreographed dance, a live musical score, carefully coordinated acrobatics, juggling, and impressive acts of contortion. Head over to the Roberts Wesleyan website to watch a preview video in which, among many other impressive feats, a svelte man fits his entire body through an un-stringed tennis racket.
Cirque Zuma Zuma will take place in Hale Auditorium at Roberts Wesleyan College (2301 Westside Drive) on Saturday, April 20, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22-$34, and can be purchased by calling 594-6008 or online at roberts.edu/home/clc.