The Kenya Safari Acrobats, an awe-inspiring and dynamic dance troupe, will take acrobatics to exhilarating extremes in their performance at Penn State Berks on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 8 p.m. in Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This presentation is free and open to the public.
The members of this group learned their craft as children on the beaches of Kenya, as a means to break free from an impoverished country. Now they serve as artistic ambassadors for Kenya as they travel the globe, entertaining and inspiring audiences of all ages. The acrobatic show is both educational and entertaining, beginning with a brief history of Kenya. Then the Kenya Safari Acrobats take the audience on a non-stop thrill ride full of gravity-defying human pyramids, breathtaking contortions, limbo dancing, and hurling through hoops?all while clapping to a joyful Benga beat. Combining artistry with humor and playfulness, these gymnasts have designed a unique and eye-popping blend of traditional arts and circus skills in classic African style.
This presentation is part of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.