JAN 16 - FEB 13, 2022
Best enjoyed by All Ages
Witness a fantastical celebration of athleticism as Circus Abyssinia returns by popular demand!
A Children’s Theatre Company American Premiere Production
World-famous Circus Abyssinia returns by popular demand with a fantastical celebration of athleticism and the power of speed inspired by Ethiopian runner Derartu Tulu, the first Black African woman to win Olympic gold.
Watch in awe as a dazzling spectacle of high-flying acrobatics, hand balancing, and juggling (sometimes with fire!) flashes before your eyes, backed by the beat of Ethiopian music. Witness the energy and spectacle of the Olympic games, packed with extraordinary circus acts, and be amazed as the world of triumph and virtuosity come to dynamic life!
Co-created and produced by Mehari “Bibi” Tesfamariam
Co-created and directed by Binyam “Bichu” Shimellis
Choreography by Tamerat Ejeta and Binyam “Bichu” Shimellis
Best enjoyed by
UnitedHealth Group Stage
Available for children 3 years and younger
“With our new show, Tulu, we’ll be pulling out all the stops to celebrate the story of Ethiopian icon and Olympic legend, Derartu Tulu, the first African woman to win Olympic gold. We can’t wait to perform with the wonderful audiences of Minneapolis again!”
– Creators Bibi and Bichu
2021 – 2022 Season
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