By David Brand
Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts is uplifting the diverse character of Queens with a new family stage series that features traveling performance troupes from around the globe.
The series features acrobats, optical illusions and an international procession of circus performers from Kenya, Latvia, China and other countries.
On Sunday, the Kupferberg Center’s Colden Auditorium will feature Cirque Zuma Zuma, a dynamic dance act from Kenya, which the center describes as “part Cirque du Soleil and part Harlem Globetrotters.” The troupe made it to the semifinals of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”
On March 23, the New Shanghai Circus comes to town, showcasing their gravity-defying maneuvers to the families in Queens. On March 29, The Underwater Bubble Show, a musical fairytale performance from Latvia, debuts at Kupferberg Center.
In May, the center welcomes Spherus Cirque, a juggling and acrobatics company,
Individuals and families who purchase tickets to all four events receive a 20 percent discount.