About Cirque Africa
Winston Ruddle also know as Papa Africa the father of African Circus is a Zimbabwean born German Citizen the founder, producer, and Director of Cirque Africa .
Winston Ruddle AKA papa Africa is also, the first black African anywhere in the world to own, direct and produce a circus show in a big top circus tent. Originally founded in Tanzania, Cirque Africa started as an underground acrobatic school in Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam in 2003, but has since grown to be home to many of Africa’s most notable Acrobatic circus acts including the now world renown The Amazing Hakuna Matata Acrobats.
Cirque Africa has trained more than 150 acrobats and dancers 80% of which are Tanzanian most of whom have gone on to have Successful world class careers performing abroad in Circus Mama Africa – Andrea Heller and Mathias Hoffmanns, Afrika Afrika Super Circus, Palazzo Dinner Show, Franco Dragone KDO and THE HOUSE OF DANCING WATER at city of dreams Macua, Hubert Schober and Winston Ruddle Mother Africa Circus in Germany – Alain Parchries Cirkafrika in Paris France amongst various other productions.
Cirque Africa’s biggest achievement thus far has been to bringing back Africa greatest entertainment export through investing and rolling out the largest circus production to hit Sub – Saharan Africa
thus far back in Tanzania, where it all started and now for the first time tour all Australian city’s town and villages for the next 3 years.
This show, known as Cirque Africa, is made up of 70 Tons of circus equipment, professional sound lighting and stage equipment, elevated seating with a capacity of seating 1100 people, a 12m high
35m diameter fully circus big top tent with a 11m diameter performance stage, 2 foyer tents and a back stage tent measuring 8m by 35 meters and more than 30 world class artists.
As Cirque Africa is a unique form of entertainment that is geared towards family members of all ages ,Cirque Africa is primarily a visual show, and accordingly, language and cultural barriers will not pose a problem in terms of audience marketability.
- No live Animals performing in the show
- All act are backed by live band