Ar­gentina clowns come to Byo

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Pe­ter Matika Show­biz Re­porter

NHIMBE Trust will this week play host to Ar­gentina’s Man­dragora Cir­cus in Bu­l­awayo as part of the cir­cus’ world­wide tour.

Man­dragora Cir­cus is a 55-minute long word­less per­for­mance where two clowns tell a story of com­edy and love. Cir­cus stunts, mu­sic and un­con­ven­tional in­stru­ments weave acts of this play to­gether al­low­ing the au­di­ence to imag­ine sit­u­a­tions, con­flicts and so­lu­tions in a del­i­cate story for all.

In a state­ment, Nhimbe Trust said the cir­cus act would have three per­for­mances in the City of Kings, one at the Na­tional Gallery of Zim­babwe to­mor­row start­ing at 2:30PM, fol­lowed by two at the Zim­babwe Academy of Mu­sic on Fri­day and Satur­day, start­ing at 6PM and 5PM re­spec­tively.

“The per­for­mance is part of Man­dragora’s world­wide tour which has cov­ered the Amer­i­can con­ti­nent, Europe and now Africa in the past six years.”

The cir­cus act pegged at $3 is open to au­di­ences of all ages. Part of the pro­ceeds from the shows will go to­wards the “Breast and Cer­vi­cal Can­cer Aware­ness Ex­hi­bi­tion” by the Na­tional Gallery of Zim­babwe in Bu­l­awayo.

Man­dragora Cir­cus started as an in­de­pen­dent theatre com­pany in 2002 in Trelew, Chubut, Patag­o­nia, Ar­gentina.

It was formed by Mar­i­ana Silva and Juan Cruz Bra­ca­monte who pre­vi­ously had been mem­bers of other com­pa­nies per­form­ing mu­sic, theatre, dance and cir­cus since 1998. — @pe­terk­matika

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