Mother Africa – Circus of Sensuality is a joyous adventure into the wonderful world of an African human circus. Think Cirque du Soleil with a fulsome African flavour!
Dancers, percussionists, singers, acrobats and contortionists energetically take to the stage in a two hour celebration of the culture of the African continent.
The heartbeat of Africa pulsates throughout this show as the musicians and artistes communicate their passion and love of their homelands. Performers come from various countries on the Afircan continent including Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Benin, Zimbabwe, and Guinea.
Director Winston Ruddle (and Co-director Finn Martin) combines acts from nine African countries to provide all of the wonder, suspense and joy that spells successful circus.
Items are spun through the air, human bodies are contorted into mind-boggling shapes, and humans balance on humans, percussionists beat up a storm of sound and traditional dancers tell their own stories. Masks, drums, beads, and amazing costumes all bring forth the feel of the African traditions.
Mother Africa is not just traditional. It is also modern, fresh and pacy. Young acrobats perform feats that belong in any world class circus, and shirtless young men compete in tap-dancing that is a toe-tapping delight. This is a fresh and fantastic show.
Mother Africa evokes a passion and demands a response. Literally the audience is encouraged, prodded and charmed to actively respond rather than simply watch this spectacle.
This show is an amazing feat both on the stage and off. It is a collaboration of African Acrobats Association’s Winston Ruddle and FKP Scorpio Tour Manager Hubert Schober. Ruddle invested years of his life to his passion of creating an African Circus. His lifelong ambition became a dream come true when Schober organised a tour of Germany in 2003.
Since then Mother Africa has become a sensation, a spectacle that is simply wunderbar!
Retfar Entertainment presents
Venue: Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide
Dates: 4 - 15 August 2010
Tickets: Adult from $59.90, Child 4-25 years from $49.90, Family of 4 (buy 4) 2A, 2J from $200.00, Conc from $54.90
Duration: 2 hours 20 mins