'Mother Africa'

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December 06, 2013 through January 05, 2014

See website for showtimes.

New Victory Theatre

Times Square Theater District

Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult

$17-$55

Description: Merry and bright, Mother Africa will shine in a powerful performance of stunning African artistry when Circus Der Sinne makes its U.S. Premiere from Dec. 6–Jan. 5 at The New Victory Theater. Featuring a diverse cast from different countries throughout the African continent, Mother Africa mixes modern circus arts with traditional African dance and music.

Based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the show features a cast of more than two dozen acrobats, musicians, and dancers who will fill the New Victory stage with breathtaking feats, exuberant afro-beats, and a swirl of colorful bazin and kitenge fabrics. Rare acts like the thrilling Icarian Games from Ethiopia, in which foot jugglers toss fellow acrobats into the air, join crowd favorites like a chair stack from Tanzania, and a contortionist from Kenya described as "the most flexible man in the world." A live band keeps the party going with every strike of the congos and strum of the mbira, while stilt dancers, gumboot steppers and a marvel of traditional masks showcase Africa's expressive dance culture. Rich in rhythm and robust in song, Mother Africa has earned rave reviews around the globe and has performed for nearly 1 million people worldwide since the show's debut in 2006.

Mother Africahas a running time of 90 minutes including one intermission and is recommended for everyone ages five and older.

Address: 229 W. 42nd St.
Times Square Theater District, NY 10036
Phone: 646-223-3010
Website: newvictory.org

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