Coming to America with dance
Acrobatic group Cirque Zuma Zuma sign off at the end of a recent performance in New York. Cirque Zuma Zuma artistes present high-energy spectacles featuring juggling, hoop-jumping, contortions, human pyramids and balancing acts on poles 30 feet above the stage. Audiences around the United States are responding enthusiastically to a group of African performers who mostly trained at the Bomas of Kenya.
The troupe traces its origins to the launch of the African Acrobats International Academy in Kenya in the mid-1990s. It was founded to train performers to stage shows in tourist hotels in East Africa.
Cirque Zuma Zuma was established as a touring company in 2005. It won considerable attention through an appearance in 2011 on the US television show, America’s Got Talent.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at East African