A circus extravaganza with a heart the size of Africa will be making its way to the Australian stage this winter.
Cirque Africa coming to Melbourne
Cirque Africa; the world renowned international acrobatic circus performance that hails from Tanzania, will open in Melbourne on 24 June, 2015.
Produced and directed by ‘Papa Africa’ aka Winston Ruddle, Cirque Africa merges acrobatics with theatre, song and dance, to celebrate the best of African culture, all wrapped up in a magnificent 90 minute show.
After touring the world from Costa Rica to the USA, all through Europe and Russia, Cirque Africa will travel Down Under for the first time, introducing an action packed big top performance to audiences beginning at the Burnley Oval in Richmond, moving onto Lyndhurst a month later, then travelling to Burnside and Geelong before continuing on an epic two year trek across Australia.
Cirque Africa will introduce 38 of Africa's finest ariel artists, stilt walkers jugglers, contortionists, clowns and more, dressed in some 200 or more costumes representing African culture.
It is expected that over 70 tonnes of circus stage equipment and lighting will be making its way to Australia, ahead of the epic showcase.
The show not only draws influence from Tanzania, but also represents musical cultures of Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Gambia and Zimbabwe, with performances accompanied by an eight piece live band.
Don't miss Cirque Africa, described as the “greatest show from Africa”. You can book your tickets from www.cirqueafrica.com.au. Ticket prices vary (approximately $30-$60 per person).