The definitive circus tribute to African culture is set to shake The Civic with the sounds of Afro-jazz and kora alongside feats of gravity-defying acrobatics.

Inspired by the strength, agility and joy found in African youth, Afrique en Cirque transports the beauty and artistry of Africa to the big stage. Cirque Kalabanté have created an irrepressible, heart-filled spectacle for all ages that’s spread like wildfire – and regularly sold-out – around the world. 

With a swagger that’s genuinely infectious, these charismatic performers tumble to the lively rhythm of the djembes of Guinea with their authentic and original choreography and acrobatics.

Encouraging participation the artists draw energy from the audience – a huge part of the show’s appeal – while getting you to groove to pulsating percussion and dance, gasp at impossible human pyramids, laugh at inventive comic skits, and be gobsmacked at the outrageous talents of star contortionist, Mohamed Ben Sylla.

Also at Auckland Arts Festival 2024

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 08 November 2023