Cirque Zuma Zuma, an African-style acrobatic spectacle and finalist on “America’s Got Talent,” is set to perform Sept. 20 at Everett’s Angels of the Winds Arena.
The act is billed as a blend of “mysticism, magic and excitement.” The two-hour act features aerial and pole acts, foot juggling and limbo performed by dancers, acrobats and contortionists with dramatic lighting. They will also form human pyramids, stack chairs 20 feet high and perform Zulu dances and other acts associated with African variety arts, dance and music.
The show has been called the African version of Cirque du Soleil, a contemporary circus that also features dizzying acrobatic stunts. Cirque Zuma Zuma was a 2011 finalist on NBC’s program “America’s Got Talent.”
The production features 120 performers from 16 African nations. Members are part of the African Acrobats International Academy, which upholds dance and acrobatic traditions dating back 2,500 years and has training schools in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya and Las Vegas.
Angels of the Winds Arena is also unveiling a new arena configuration for the show; it will be set sideways, rather than its traditional vertical setup, to allow for optimal viewing by the audience.
If you go
What: Cirque Zuma Zuma
Where: Angels of the Winds Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett
When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20
Cost: From $22
More: 866-332-8499 or www.angelsofthewindsarena.com