Argentina clowns come to Byo
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