A circus-led journey of discovery into Africa.
Circus company Circus of the Senses visits London in 2017 to take audiences on a journey of discovery into Africa’s colourful world with Mother Africa: Khayelitsha – My Home.
Featuring acrobats, dancers, singers and musicians from seven African nations, the group blends circus skills, colourful costumes, glorious singing, infectious rhythms and dance to bring the pulse of daily life in the South African township of Khayelitsha to London’s West End.
Two million people call Khayelitsha home, making it the biggest township in South Africa. Despite its poverty and overcrowding, Khayelitsha is a place that is full of hope, vibrant, busy, and buzzing with rhythm and energy. The hustle and bustle in Khayelitsha is the central theme of the show, uniting performances of dance, circus acts, singing and a variety of African music.
Mother Africa has been seen by over one million people on its tours of Europe, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand.
~ Gareth Johnson