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Arts & Entertainment High-flying acrobatics team to perform at Smoky Center

Zuma ZumaThe Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts is planning an exhilarating evening of nonstop action as it welcomes Cirque Zuma Zuma, a production of African Acrobats International, on Friday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $17 each.

Zuma Zuma was a 2011 finalist on NBC’s award-winning talent competition, “America’s Got Talent.” At their initial audition, Zuma Zuma received a unanimous vote to move forward to the next round of competition. After their performance, judge Howie Mandel said, “There is so much energy. And it’s so edgy, and it looks so dangerous.”

At their quarterfinals performance, judge Pierce Morgan, who remained amazed throughout Zuma Zuma’s journey on “America’s Got Talent” that they never used mats during their dangerous tricks and stunts said, “They just do what they do and they do it with such exuberance.”

At their quarterfinals performance, judge Pierce Morgan, who remained amazed throughout Zuma Zuma’s journey on “America’s Got Talent” that they never used mats during their dangerous tricks and stunts said, “They just do what they do and they do it with such exuberance.”

And after offering a standing ovation, judge Sharon Osborne said, “As usual, you delivered everything with great speed and enthusiasm, which is infectious to the audience. I love the elements of danger.”

Based in Las Vegas and having traveled world-wide showcasing their adrenaline fueled acrobatics, Zuma Zuma incorporates gymnastics, jumping, juggling, balancing, and contortionism into a fast-paced, extremely precise performance. Audiences everywhere agree this show is like nothing they’ve ever seen. The high-energy acrobatic ingenuity and stunts range from eye-popping acrobatics to fire-laced limbo. Their extreme flexibility and rhythm is unmatched.

This incredibly disciplined group of performers celebrates the richness of their African culture with a dazzling show consisting of loyal, healthy, and happy performers backed by a lively musical score.

Their traditional and vibrant costumes are a clear depiction of their heritage as most performers hail from Kenya, Africa.

Acrobats, dancers, jugglers, singers, and gymnasts band together to present an astonishing display of circus skills and entertainment pursuits. Expect such things as jump roping, diving, falling, and contortionism. It’s guaranteed to be a night packed full of excitement from the opening act to the grand finale.

To purchase tickets to this fast-paced, high-flying, off-thewall, pulse-pounding show that will leave you breathless and on the edge of your seat, or to find out more information, visit http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/ or call (866) 273-4615.





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