Cirque Zuma Zuma is coming to Colorado State University-Pueblo Tuesday as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series.
Described as, “African-style Cirque du Soleil,” the group has traveled the world, performing a high-energy show that features acrobats, jugglers, dancers, contortionists, singers and much more.
Zuma Zuma performers hail from many different parts of Africa and bring their talents together in a circus-like event that showcases different African cultures.
According to the Cirque Zuma Zuma website, their training schools in Kenya and Tanzania are part of African Acrobats International, a family-like organization that works with young people from 16 African countries.
“African Acrobats International, Inc. has established the ultimate African Circus. The cradle of all cultures, the ultimate source for all music, dance and ritual for all humanity. The thought of this rich continent brings in mind at once mysticism, magic and excitement. The African Acrobats International, Inc. has something new to bring to the American Audiences: the allure of the African Circus.”
The 90 minute show will begin at 7 p.m. in Hoag Hall. It is free to students and community members. The Cirque Zuma Zuma performance and other events in the Distinguished Speakers Series are sponsored by student activity fees.