The Cultural Arts Center Presents ‘Cirque Zuma Zuma’: An African Cirque-Style Spectacle Sunday, April 10, 2016 @2PM & 6PM & Monday, April 11, 2016 @11AM

The Cultural Arts Center Presents:

Cirque Zuma Zuma:

Photo courtesy of Cirque Zuma Zuma.

Photo courtesy of Cirque Zuma Zuma.

An African Cirque-Style Spectacle

Sunday, April 10, 2016, 2 PM and 6 PM

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Monday, April 11, 2016 at 11 AM

 Fresh from selling out shows in Europe and an extended debut run in Australia, Cirque Zuma Zuma is featuring its action-packed and exciting stage show at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center (CAC) on Sunday, April 10th and Monday, April 11, 2016. The show features African acrobats, jugglers, vocalists, and comedy, plus the Limbo and Lion dances.

Described as an African-style Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Zuma Zuma is full of incredible features that keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Audiences from the D.C. metropolitan area now have an opportunity to see this feature length stage show at the CAC’s 500-seat concert hall, with two performance times to choose from on Sunday, April 10th at 2 & 6 PM.

There will also be a shortened, hour-long performance on Monday, April 1th at 1 AM, which features a Q & A after the show.

Audiences may remember the Cirque from its run as a finalist on the sixth season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. The cirque spectacle is wrapped in a colorfully costumed troupe of artists, including South African vocalists, gumboot dancers, contortionists, Zimbabwean percussionists, Egyptian limbo dancers, Gabonese tumblers, amazing pole acts, and many more.

Cirque Zuma Zuma is a touring arm of African Acrobats International (AAI), which upholds the centuries-old tradition of African dance and acrobatics with training schools in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Las Vegas. Originally founded in East Africa as a private school, AAI established Cirque Zuma Zuma in 2005 with the mission of teaching the world about African cultures.

The CAC, through programs such as Cirque Zuma Zuma, strives to raise cultural awareness and bring attention to contemporary issues. The CAC’s mission is to improve cultural literacy, encourage cross-cultural understanding, and build bridges between the arts, cultural studies, and all disciplines concerned with the expression of culture. Our dynamic and diverse programming celebrates our community’s many cultures.

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On Sunday, April 10, 2016, the show will run at two times: 2 PM and 6 PM.

This show is reserved seating and patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets early for the best seats.

Tickets purchased in advance are $15 for Montgomery College students and employees and $25 for regular admission; all tickets purchased at the door are $35.

Purchase tickets online.

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On Monday, April 11, 2016 the hour-long show will begin at 11 AM. followed by a Q & A with the audience. 

All tickets for the Monday show are $15, with groups of 10 or more qualifying for $10 tickets.

Purchase tickets online.

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The Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center is located at:

7995 Georgia Avenue, in Silver Spring, MD. 20910.

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For further information on this event or any other, please contact us at cacbox@montgomerycollege.edu.

Note: The press release is by Siobhan Quinn

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