Photo by Scott Cunningham
The Sholan Warriors
by Krista Midgley
July 25, 2013
Edwardsville,IL--Dazzling performers return to Jamestown Mall
Get ready for a sensory overload when the dazzling lights and pulsating sounds of UniverSoul Circus comes to town. The show is now playing through July 28 under the red and yellow big top at Jamestown Mall in Florissant.
Now in its 19th year, this highly interactive show combines 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. This fresh approach to family friendly live entertainment has garnered UniverSoul Circus 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.
Concert and theater promoter Cedric Walker founded the UniverSoul Circus in 1994 in Atlanta. The show is the result of Walker’s lifelong love of the circus combined with a passionate entrepreneurial spirit that began with a shoe shine business at the age of six.
In 2013, UniverSoul will perform more than 500 shows in 43 major markets split between two separately touring circuses. The UniverSoul Circus 2013 production, entitled the “Turn’t Up Tour,” features new acts, including a neck-breaking head balancing act from Vietnam, Comedy Cat Illusions featuring a live tiger and a troupe of female contortionists from Ethiopia. This sensational line up features artists handpicked from across the United States, as well as Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, Vietnam, South Africa, Russia, Ethiopia and West Africa.