Cirque Zuma Zuma: Tumbling through Dillon

Cirque troupe delivers African-style dance and acrobatics Oct. 14

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Americaʹs Got Talent finalist Cirque Zuma Zuma comes to Dillon for a performance at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at UMW Beier Auditorium. Known as the “ultimate African circus,” this filled with non-stop action and African culture, including dance, acrobatics, tumbling and music.

The troupe has been described as a “high-energy dance act, that’s part Cirque du Soleil, part Harlem Globetrotters, and above all, fast paced and full of acrobatic ingenuity.” The troupe tours internationally, mesmerizing audiences with the talents and dynamism of its performers and the quality of the show’s live musical score.

The performance combines the mysticism of Africa with the excitement of a theatrical cirque performance, including pole and aerial acts, Egyptian limbo dances, South African gumboot dances, a contortionist Gabonese tumbling and more.

African Acrobats International auditions children from 16 African nations for the show, and trains the young acrobats in Kenya and Tanzania.

“As scientists continue to seek out new forms of alternative energy I would suggest they check out Cirque Zuma Zuma,” writes one reviewer. “The hit the stage dancing and don’t stop until their final bow.”

The troupe’s performance in Dillon opens the Southwest Montana Arts Council performing arts series. Other upcoming events include the Rocky Horror Picture Show and Costume Contest, 9 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Small Auditorium on the UMW campus and the Fall Art Walk, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27.

Tickets are $5-$10. For more information, call 406-683-6208 or visit