Madragora Circo at Fekat Circus, a show not to be missed


If you are a fan of the circus, then you will be excited to find out about an event that is coming up. Madragora Circo, will be doing a show in Addis Ababa on March 4 and 5, 2017. The show that is done by two Argentinean clowns Mariana Silva and Cruz Bracamonte is said to tell a story of comedy, love and dialog without words. Audiences can expect to see some juggling, aerial acrobatics, trapeze and live music!art
The show will be held at the Fekat Circus compound, and the Madragora Circo is organized as part of Fekat’s monthly show.
Fekat Circus, which in Amharic means “blossoming circus”, was born in 2004 in the outskirts of Addis Ababa out of the initiative of a group of young Ethiopians united by a deep and unique relationship of brotherhood and positive values. They had grown up in a suburb of Addis Ababa and had had the good fortune to be familiarized with circus from a very young age. They shared a common dream: to create a circus with youngsters who had never imagined being on a stage in their life.
The essence of the project was: let’s do something good for ourselves and for the others. This has probably been the secret of the project’s success, which never stopped growing, allowing many children and youngsters to develop their inner potentialities, and attracting the support of different individuals and organizations.
Fekat Circus today counts 26 permanent employees and is one of the most active circus organizations in Ethiopia. Besides staging professional circus shows, it runs the main circus school in the capital with a yearly attendance of about 100 trainees; it organizes daily circus trainings and workshops in orphanages, street children rehabilitation projects, and a juvenile prison, reaching over 450 children per year; it provides daily entertaining activities to almost 10,000 patients in the pediatric ward of the Black Lion Hospital; it conducts circus-theatre performances addressing social and health issues all over the country; and it animates private parties. Fekat Circus also undertakes regular exchange programs with international artists and did four successful tours in Europe.
The show will be held at 6pm on Saturday, March 4th and 4pm on Sunday March 5th. Entrance for children will be 250 birr while 200 for adults. Children under the age of 3 can join for free.