Afrika Afrika

What a marvellous show. I urge anyone who can to go. Such fun and energy and without the sometimes over-slickness of Cirque du Soleil (although don’t get me wrong I’ve enjoyed that too).

Sadly audience numbers are somewhat down (probably not even half full last night which was such a shame) but I think schools and community groups should be queuing to fill those empty seats (perhaps some discount ticket offer) because we’re always hearing about disaffected black youth with no/few decent role models and yet here’s a show jam-packed with young, talented black people performing without fancy props or equipment (okay with the exception of about two more technical acts which require rigging) brimming with enthusiasm, energy and self-esteem. If – having seen them – an old bint like me with zero upper body strength wants to learn how to aerial dance, then young people will surely be inspired by the performers’¬†bouncing energy and enthusiasm?

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