Arts & Letters Series to present ZuZu African Acrobats

Prepare to be amazed by the high-energy acrobatic moves of the Zuzu African Acrobats when they come to Meridian Community College's McCain Theater on Saturday, March 23.  

This Arts & Letters Series presentation begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and non-MCC students.  

The acrobats feature fast pyramid-building, contortion, tumbling, limbo, and an educational lecture. Hailing from Tanzania, ZuZu African Acrobats celebrate the 2,000-year-old Bantu culture of East Africa with their gravity-defying stunts. This interactive show includes traditional acts such as human pyramids, dish spinning, drumming, stick balance, contortion, chair balance, unicycling, juggling, hand-to-hand balance, pole acts, hoop diving, and more, along with a healthy dose of comedy, performed to the sounds of African beats.   

Each acrobat has graduated from the Baba Watoto School for Performing Arts, internationally renowned for producing the highest quality performers. Through these artists, Africa's grace, beauty, and strength are living testimonies presented through human art and entertainment.   

 The Zuzu Acrobats have performed in more than 25 countries, including Australia, China, Korea, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. The group made its first appearance in America in 1999.  

 “We're excited to bring this troupe to our stage. It promises to be a family-friendly show that all can enjoy," said Susie Johnson, MCC Arts & Letters Series director.  

Tickets can be purchased online by going to