The show has been seen by more than 2 million people worldwide and is a delight for the senses with items spun through the air, bodies contorted into mind-boggling shapes. features astonishing acrobatics, balancing acts, percussionists and traditional African dancers telling their own stories.
The overwhelming complexity and versatility of these world-class acts bring forth the feel of authentic African traditions with masks, drums, beads, amazing costumes and sets. Cirque Mother Africa is not just a traditional African show however. It also has a take on the modern, fresh and dynamic culture of the new Africa. 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 the breathtaking spectacle.
Described by the New York Times as “exuberant, high-energy entertainment, 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. This entertainment extravaganza combines the talents from nine African countries to provide the wonder, suspense and joy of Mother Africa.
Critics have said this theatrical event is “enthralling”, “a theatrical treasure”, “a feel good spectacular par excellence”, “solid Entertainment”, “fun, fun, fun” and much more.
Cirque Mother Africa
When: 23 June 2014
Where: Hopgood Theatre, Ramsay Place,Noarlunga Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Tickets: $49.90 – $74.90
Bookings: Purchase tickets through Country Arts SA online or at the venue if seats available
Regional Tour Dates:
Chaffey Theatre – Tuesday 17 June at 8pm
Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre – Wednesday 18 June at 8pm
Middleback Theatre – Thursday 19 June at 8pm
Northern Festival Centre – Saturday 21 June at 8pm
- Cirque Mother Africa Australian website
- Cirque Mother Africa international website
- Hopgood Theatre website