Already closed | 1h 45m | Midtown W

Mother Africa: My Home

From 5 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Absorbing, Confusing

About the show

New Victory Theater presents Circus der Sinne's family-friendly spectacle, a mix of modern circus and African music and dance celebrating everyday life in a South African township. More…

A diverse cast of 26 acrobats, musicians, and dancers from different African countries transform the stage into a bustling marketplace filled with breathtaking feats, exuberant Afro-beats, and a swirl of colorful fabrics. The rare Icarian Games from Ethiopia—in which foot jugglers toss fellow cast mates into the air—appear alongside a body-bending contortionist, an African Gumboot dance, and more than a dozen awe-inspiring acts. Meanwhile, a live band keeps the party going with every strike of the congas and strum of the kora, showcasing Africa's expressive music and dance culture.

1h 45m | Already closed | The New Victory Theater (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (5)


Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Absorbing, Confusing
Avg Score

Absorbing, Entertaining, Refreshing, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to see a dazzling display of talent, music, culture and acrobatics. Cool grooves & African culture = great show for family.

Don't see it if If acrobatics, culture, dance, music & fun, or a theatre full of kids isn't your thing...stay home.

Also Sorry that reviewer - Lisa B felt the way she did...guess "culture" is... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Interesting, Unique, Surprising, Unbelievable

See it if you want to see some really unique circus tricks.

Don't see it if you want to see a show with a plot or you don't want to see a show that is mostly a circus.

Entertaining, Great staging, Great dancing, Quirky

See it if you like circus, African music and dance, or want something family-friendly and good for kids.

Don't see it if you don't like circus or children in the theater. There will be lots.

Entertaining, Confusing, Funny, Great acting

See it if good show

Don't see it if with kids

Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if If you're into culture

Don't see it if If you're not into culture

December 15th, 2016
"You’re pretty much assured a swell time...The performers set a pace that’s enthusiastic without being hyperactive, and their delight is infectious...The contagious music helps immensely. There’s a selection of instruments so distinctive that they deserve some description from the players; none i...
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December 6th, 2016
"Holy cow, run, don’t walk, to the New Victory Theater…’Mother Africa’ is a dazzling festival of physical performances. On display are acrobatic feats that easily rival those of Cirque du Soleil, but with far more soul…The juggling is mind-boggling…The African music and dancing is delightful as w...
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December 4th, 2016
"A feast for the eyes...I couldn’t tell you what my favorite acts were because they were all my favorite and equally entertaining. The ensemble performs death-defying, nail-biting, and palm-sweating acts. The dancing and choreography is excellent. One after another the performances amaze and deli...
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December 11th, 2013
for a previous production "Imagine attending a circus, a dance performance and a world music concert, all in one day...Now this feat can be accomplished in a single location in 100 minutes: It’s called 'Mother Africa'...Music punctuates most circuses, but this show’s live band plays almost continuously, offering sounds th...
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