After a dazzling, fiery entrée of dancing, all hell breaks loose and there is pandemonium; at the very latest, when the Egyptian sword jugglers seem to laughingly cast away all common sense, demonstrating for everybody to see that they are the masters of cut and thrust weapons. The excitement never stops and the audience run the whole gamut of feelings and emotions on an open scale of joy and happiness. One minute, they open their mouths in sheer disbelief at the sight of the jaw-dropping, mind-boggling acts, while enjoying a feeling of perfect bliss only one minute later.
"This revue is a multi-faceted event embracing an acrobatics show, a fantastic spectacle, a play involving mythical creatures, a dance performance, extreme body theatre as well as a wonderfully odd and funny sports attraction."
Apart from its artistry, the event mainly captivates the audience with its world of masks and fancy dresses as well as its music and dance performances. In addition, the Moorish-style palace tents, their beautifully painted interior walls as well as the floors which are covered in Berber carpets form part and parcel of the overall work of art incorporating this travelling theatre. Visitors get the opportunity to immerse themselves in a different culture for a couple of hours. This different world may be experienced during the performance and during the breaks – in the Café Africain or while paying a visit to the African souk market. Some of the things we see may correspond to our imaginations and mythical visions, while other experiences come as a big surprise.
Moreover, there is a contemporary art gallery offering a perception of Africa that is new to the majority of visitors. Just like music and dance, fine art is one form of expression chosen by the Africans to emphasise their continental rather than national self-conception.
As this circus theatre is virtually developing out of Africa with the support of the circus schools, it wants to give Africa something in return in the form of a proportion of its proceeds.
04 April 07 until 27 May 07 Cologne, Gummersbacher Straße near Kölnarena
07 June 07 until 21 July 07 Mannheim, Europaplatz
02 August 07 until 22 September 07 Frankfurt, beside Messe Frankfurt
04 October 07 until 02 January 08 Amsterdam, at the AmsterdamArenA
17 January 08 until 05 July 08 London, at The O2 Arena
17 July 08 until 13 September 08 Birmingham, Star City
25 September 08 until 22 November 08 Manchester
04 December 08 until 31 January 09 Dublin
22 May 07 until 07 July 07 Graz, beside Messe Graz
17 July 07 until 26 August 07 Oberhausen, at CentrO Oberhausen
11 September 07 until 28 October 07 Zurich, WestLink-Areal
08 November 07 until 12 January 08 Munich, beside Ostbahnhof
24 January 08 until 08 March 08 Hanover, Waterloo Platz
20 May 08 until 30 August 08 Paris
09 September until 02 November 08 Geneva
18 November until 10 January 09 Hamburg
23 January 09 until 25 April 09 Barcelona