AFRO JUNGLE JEEGS ACROBATS - Other Dance Performer | kenya, Kenya
Based In: kenya, Kenya
Fees: 1500 euros per day for two show maximum three, durantion 30 to 45 minutes
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Juhudi Urban Arts Center
15th April 2010
World Circus Day
Juhudi Urban Arts Centre is thrilled to be representing Kenya as part of World Circus Day! These young people you see performing here are from poor parts of Kenya. But when they learn circus skills, they join a rich tradition of circus arts.
Being in the circus makes these children part of an international community! Circus is an art form that connects people from around the world. In fact, circus connects these children TO the world. Not only does circus give them the opportunity to perform at events like this, ... circus can be their ticket to work anywhere in the world.
While they are learning the discipline of circus, they also gain the dignity of being a performer and they still get to have the fun of being children. We hope by showing how they support each other and defy gravity, these children can inspire others to work together and do the seemingly impossible.
In honor of World Circus Day, the children of Juhudi Urban Arts salute the work of the United Nations to maintain peace and security, to develop friendly relations among nations and to promote social progress, better living standards and human rights.
Happy World Circus Day!
Finding the beat of African music with six young Kenyan acrobats: with
extraordinary technique and creativity have proposed "In Total Control", one
unique and intense.
The group, formed 18 years ago in Nairobi within the school of Afro Jungle Jeegs Circus
JUHUDI URBAN ARTS COMMUNITY SOCIAL CIRCUS SCHOOL, dedicated to the arts and acrobatic circusand african dancers plus drummers has arrived at
Cinque Terre, offering an event of pure energy.
A rhythm of African music, the six young artists, with technique and creativity
extraordinary, have proposed a show in which the nerve is fused wit ... h a
total control of the body, creating an impact of strong emotional intensity.
Human pyramids, limbo dance, jump through hoops, jump rope in
countless styles, African dances: the African Jungle Jeegs you are put into play
to the end, with enthusiasm, their energy and bringing to the limit
their extraordinary abilities.
The show, the taste of Africa, without mediation with the culture
Western and without any attempt to easy folklore and representation
sweetened, involved and dragged the audience, the protagonist of a party
full of movement, joy, warmth, music.
IN TOTAL CONTROL
WITH: WERE STEPHINE ODHIAMBO, ONAACHA ERIK ODIDA, AGERO NICHOLAS ONYANGO, RAUDO HAMPHREY OMONDI, MBOKA CHURCHILL WANDANDA AS THE FOUNDERS OF THE GROUP ( JUHUDI URBAN ARTS COMMUNITY SOCIAL CIRCUS SCHOOL )
THE AFRO JUNGLE JEEGS ARE A GROUP OF ACROBATS FROM NAIROBI, KENYA. THEY GREW UP IN JERIKO HALL, ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF NAIROBI, WHERE OLDER BOYS TAUGHT THEM THE BASICS OF ACROBATICS. REALIZING THE CHANCE THIS OFFERED THEM, WITH HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION, THEY PERFECTED THEIR SKILLS AND SPEED WENT ON TO FOUND A PROFESSIONAL ACROBATIC GROUP.
IN 2005, ALL STILL VERY YOUNG, THEY ARRIVED IN EUROPE FOR THE FIRST TIME AND MET ARTIFICIO23 AND P.E.P.E. PRODUZIONI. STRUCK BY THE FUN AND PURE ENERGY OF THE SHOW, ARTIFICIO23 AND P.E.P.E DECIDED IMMEDIATELY TO HELP THE GROUP TAKE THEIR SHOW ON TOUR. SINCE THEN THE SIX ACROBATS HAVE TOURED AND PERFORMED IN MANY FESTIVALS IN ITALY AND OTHER COUNTRIES, ACCLAIMED WHEREVER THEY GO. THE RELATIONSHIP WITH ARTIFICIO23 TURNS INTO FRIENDSHIP AND INEVITABLY LEADS TO ARTISTIC COLLABORATION RESULTING, FOR EXAMPLE, IN THE DANCE PRODUCTION ‘I PRODOTTI’ WITH ARTIFICIO23 AND BALLETTO CIVILE.
THE AFRO JUNGLE JEEGS CONTINUE TO TOUR WITH THEIR SHOW ‘IN TOTAL CONTROL’ FOR TWO MAIN REASONS: FIRST BECAUSE IS A FANTASTIC SHOW AND SECOND BECAUSE IT IS THE GROUP’S MAIN SOURCE OF INCOME. THEIR SHOW IS RAW ENERGY TO THE RHYTHM OF AFRICAN MUSIC.
THE SIX YOUNG ACROBATS FROM KENYA OFFER A UNIQUE AND BREATHTAKING ACROBATIC SHOW, THEIR INCREDIBLE ENERGY, SPEED, TECHNIQUE AND CREATIVITY SEEMING TO DEFY THE LIMITS OF PHYSICAL CAPABILITY.
THE AUDIENCE IS IMMEDIATELY CAPTIVATED AND CLAP FROM BEGINNING TO END AS THE ACROBATS FLY AND TUMBLE TO THE AFRICAN MUSIC’S BEAT. IT IS A SHOW THAT OFFERS A REAL TASTE OF AFRICA WITH NO INTERFERENCE FROM WESTERN CULTURE. THE STUNTS AND THE CHOREOGRAPHY ARE PLANNED AND DIRECTED ENTIRELY BY THE ACROBATS THEMSELVES.
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