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CSU–Pueblo series continues with African performance group

Release Date: September 23, 2014

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

(719) 549-2810


Press Release

PUEBLOThe 2014-2015 Distinguished Speakers Series at Colorado State University-Pueblo continues next week with the ultimate African circus. Cirque Zuma Zuma will dazzle Pueblo with a combination of dancers, acrobats, and contortionists beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30 perform in Hoag Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the community. 

Many describe Zuma Zuma as an African-style Cirque du Soleil; such is the standard of the performers and the quality of the show’s live musical score. The show will feature an array of never before seen talents mixed with some of the best loved skills associated with African variety arts. Like Cirque, the talent pool of 120 loyal performers has a family business kind of feel. 

African Acrobats International, Inc. has established the ultimate African Circus. This show will include performances of all different types of African culture, including South African gumboot dancers, Ethiopian foot table juggling, amazing pole acts, chairs hand stand balance from Tanzania, Gabonese tumblers, contortionists from Ethiopia, and percussionists from Zimbabwe. 

The Distinguished Speakers Series features eminent national or international speakers or performers who contribute to current thought in social or political activities, in the arts and sciences, or other realms of contemporary significance. The series is an opportunity to learn from scholars, politicians, and business people, who can inspire students and community members to think critically about current issues, trends, events, knowledge, diversity, and leadership. Events will be co-sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership, the Diversity Resource Center, Student Fee Governing Board, and the Office of Student Life.
Admission is free to CSU-Pueblo students and the general public. All performances are made possible by activity fees paid by students.
For more information, contact the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership, 719-549-2151.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.

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