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Popejoy Press: Cirque Zuma Zuma‏

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Showcasing the traditions of Africa, Cirque Zuma Zuma is an intriguing show that combines live music with African dancers and acrobats. With the inclusion of phenomenal pole acts, aerial work, and supple contortionists, viewers explore uncharted parts of their imagination. This African-style Cirque unveils incredible feats that are sure to wow.Cirque Zuma Zuma comes to Popejoy Hall on Friday, January 30, 2015, at 8pm.


With 120 talented performers, audiences experience the artistry of physical movement and its prominence in African culture. Upbeat music and a dynamic use of props such as tables and chairs constitute an enchantment unlike any other. Bright costumes and fast-paced drumming create an exciting atmosphere for viewers as they feast their eyes on stunning acrobatic stunts and traditional tribal dance techniques of Africa.


Show producer John Jacob traveled across the African continent to audition performers who would be good candidates for his training schools in Kenya and Tanzania. He also established African Acrobats International, Inc, where Cirque Zuma Zuma originated. In addition to traditional circus acts, the group demonstrates an array of impressive skills that are native to Africa, such as South African Gumboot Dancing and Gambonese Tumblers.


As the Ensemble of Residence at the University of Toronto, each member of the band plays an important role in the training and education of future musicians. They allow aspiring artists of any level access to their online library of brass music. The group launched a brass course at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. In addiction, the band collaborates with El Sistema, an internationally acclaimed music education program in Venezuela.


Tickets for Cirque Zuma Zuma are currently on sale for $44, $39, $29, and $20. Tickets can be purchased at the UNM Ticket Offices and select area Albertsons locations. Online purchasing is available at popejoypresents.com orunmtickets.com. To charge by phone, call (877) 664-8661 or (505) 925-5858. Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling (505) 344-1779.



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