For the first time in Manila, the world-renowned Cirque Mother Africa (created by professional acrobat Winston Ruddle) dazzles and mesmerizes local audiences with wild African music, dance and performance in a two-hour showcase.
The series of performances runs from April 19 to tonight, April 22, at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila.
Having performed in sold out shows staged in Germany, Italy, Romania, Russia, Netherlands, Australia, Belgium and Spain - Cirque Mother Africa will tantalize audiences in Manila with a unique African-themed spectacle.
Dancers, percussionists, singers, acrobats and contortionists energetically take to the stage in a celebration of the culture of the traditional and modern African arts & culture.
The heartbeat of Africa pulsates throughout the jaw-dropping show as the musicians and artistes articulate their passion and love for their homeland including Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Benin, Zimbabwe, and Guinea.
The innovative show combines the talents from nine African countries to provide the wonder, suspense and joy of Cirque Mother Africa.
The show is a delight for the senses with items spun through the air, bodies contorted into mind-boggling shapes, and performers balance on other performers, percussionists beat up a storm of sound and traditional dancers tell their own stories. The audience will be overwhelmed by the complexity and versatility of these world-class acts.
Masks, drums, beads, and amazing costumes all bring forth the feel of authentic African traditions.
Cirque Mother Africa is not just a traditional African show. It also has a take on the modern, fresh and dynamic culture of the new Africa. Young acrobats perform feats that belong in any world-class circus, and energetic young performers compete in tap-dancing that is a toe-tapping delight. This is a fresh and fantastic show that evokes passion and demands a response. Audiences are encouraged, prodded and charmed to actively respond rather than to simply watch a breath-taking spectacle.
Cirque Mother Africa 2012 can be seen from April 19 to 22 at Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila. Tickets are available at selected National Book Stores, Robinsons Department Stores, Cinema Lobby – Greenbelt 1 and Trinoma. You may also inquire at TicketWorld Office www.ticketworld.com.ph call 891-9999 for bookings & reservations.