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Kenyan acrobatic group performs at Loyola

Loyola press release - February 24, 2014

“Lost in Africa,” an interactive musical event featuring the Kenya Safari Acrobats, will showcase their distinct brand of gravity-defying acrobatic stunts at Loyola University New Orleans Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall. It is free and open to the public.

The Kenya Safari Acrobats perform thrilling human pyramids, balancing, tumbling, limbo dancing, hurling through hoops and breathtaking contortions. “Lost in Africa” also features other amazing stunts such as the bed of nails, high-flying jump rope, chair stacking and much more.

Combining artistry with humor and playfulness, the Kenya Safari Acrobats bring audience members on stage throughout the performance working them into the plot, which is centered on a tourist visiting Africa. When the tourist is separated from his group, he stumbles upon an abandoned village of not-so-friendly natives.

The Kenya Safari Acrobats learned acrobatics as children on the beaches of Kenya as a means to break free from the cycle of poverty that dominates the country. They now serve as artistic ambassadors for Kenya as they travel the globe, including performing at the White House, the Super Bowl, Disney World, Six Flags and NBA games.

For more information, contact Courtney Williams in the Office of Co-Curricular Programs at 504-865-2588.