Gayle Anderson was live in Inglewood to see the UniverSoul Circus, which has created a big top thrill-ride infused with an unparalleled global mix of circus artistry, music, dance and style all inspired by reflections of today’s global culture.
UniverSoul Circus/Shaolin Acrobats
by Gayle Anderson
KTLA 5 Reporter
Gayle Anderson was live in Inglewood to see the UniverSoul Circus, which has created a big top thrill-ride infused with an unparalleled global mix of circus artistry, music, dance and style – all inspired by reflections of today’s global culture. The 2013 edition of UniverSoul Circus – the MASH IT UP tour – featuring a head balance act from Viet Nam, seven beautiful bone-breaking contortionists from Ethiopia, and a dazzling ice skating act from right here in the USA – will be performing from Saturday, March 16-31 at Hollywood Horse Park in Los Angeles.
WHEN: Saturday, March 16 thru Sunday, March 31
WHERE: Hollywood Park @ Gate 2
1050 S. Prairie Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90301
SHOWS: March 16, 23, 30 @ 12 noon, 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm
March 17 and 24 @ 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
March 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 @ 10:30 am and 7:30 pm
March 31 @ 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm
TICKETS: Tickets, ranging from $16 to $40, available at Ticketmaster or 1-800-745-3000. Children under 1 are FREE.
“At UniverSoul Circus, we’re one big happy family – and that includes our fans,” said Founder and President Cedric Walker. “This year’s production is entitled the MASH IT UP tour because it fuses a special blend of cultures, music and styles with world class acts from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas to create an unforgettable entertainment experience for the entire family.”
Creative Team: The show’s creative team includes Walker, who regularly travels the globe to find amazing talent, and award winning live entertainment production designer Tom Marzullo. Marzullo has designed and/or managed the production of major international tours for some of the biggest names in show business, including T-Pain, KISS, Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and Prince. Marzullo designed, produced and managed the production for Justin Bieber’s international My World Tour, which earned Marzullo the 2010 Tour Link Top Dog Award for Production Manager of the Year.
2013 MASH IT UP Acts
Soul on Ice Skaters USA
Lil People (Temptations Act) Ivory Coast and USA
Acrobatic Pole Act Cuba
Breaking News Cast USA
Magic Act USA
Ethiopian Contortion Act Ethiopia
Head to Head Balance Viet Nam
Caribbean Flavor Trinidad and Tobago
Trick Dog Act France
Bear Act/Motorcycle USA
Shaolin Acrobats China
About UniverSoul Circus
UniverSoul is a highly interactive combination of circus arts, theater, and music that spans genres including Pop, Classic R&B, Latin, Hip Hop, Jazz and Gospel. It embraces and celebrates the unique and familiar aspects of pop culture globally by bringing them center stage with a cast of international performers. UniverSoul Circus is rated as one of the top three circuses in America along with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey and Cirque du Soleil. UniverSoul’s fresh approach to family friendly live entertainment has garnered it a coveted spot as one of Ticketmaster’s top ten most requested family events, along with other shows including Sesame Street Live, Disney on Ice, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The circus was founded in Atlanta by concert and theatre promoter, Cedric Walker. In 2013 the circus will perform over 500 shows in 46 major markets.
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