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Circus Abyssinia: Tulu

A Children’s Theatre Company American Premiere Production

World-famous Circus Abyssinia returns by popular demand! This extraordinary celebration of athleticism and the power of speed is 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 pulse-pounding beats of modern Ethio-pop! Experience the energy and spectacle of the Olympic games, packed with extraordinary circus acts, and be amazed as the world of triumph and virtuosity comes to dynamic life!

Three Things to Know About the Show

 
  1. Tulu tells the story of the first Black African woman to win Olympic gold, Ethiopian distance runner and Olympic legend, Derartu Tulu.
  2. Circus Abyssinia’s second creation, Tulu, is a family circus backed by the beats of 1970s Ethiopian funk and modern Ethio-pop, and packed with the exuberant joy of its cast.
  3. Dancing with flags and flames, invoking the iconic Olympic rings and showcasing Ethiopia’s diverse culture, the show emulates the mesmerizing and heart-racing thrills of the race that made Derartu a star.

Themes

  • This performance is celebrating a groundbreaking athlete named Derartu Tulu. (More information is available about her when you scroll down this page.) Why do you think these performers chose to highlight this particular athlete?  
  • This amazing circus started as a dream of two brothers, and is proof that we can dream big and actually make things happen. What is something you dream about doing one day?
This performance is suitable for all ages.

Thursday, October 06 2022 at 7:00 pm

Sunday, October 16 2022 at 5:00 pm

Children's Theatre Company

2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

In partnership with

Children's Theatre Company

Transportation

If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

Childcare is available. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.

Additional Information

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Circus Abyssinia: Tulu

Thursday, October 06 2022 at 7:00 pm

Children's Theatre Company

2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

In partnership with

Children's Theatre Company

Transportation

If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

Childcare is available. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.

A Children’s Theatre Company American Premiere Production

World-famous Circus Abyssinia returns by popular demand! This extraordinary celebration of athleticism and the power of speed is 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 pulse-pounding beats of modern Ethio-pop! Experience the energy and spectacle of the Olympic games, packed with extraordinary circus acts, and be amazed as the world of triumph and virtuosity comes to dynamic life!

Three Things to Know About the Show

 
  1. Tulu tells the story of the first Black African woman to win Olympic gold, Ethiopian distance runner and Olympic legend, Derartu Tulu.
  2. Circus Abyssinia’s second creation, Tulu, is a family circus backed by the beats of 1970s Ethiopian funk and modern Ethio-pop, and packed with the exuberant joy of its cast.
  3. Dancing with flags and flames, invoking the iconic Olympic rings and showcasing Ethiopia’s diverse culture, the show emulates the mesmerizing and heart-racing thrills of the race that made Derartu a star.

Themes

  • This performance is celebrating a groundbreaking athlete named Derartu Tulu. (More information is available about her when you scroll down this page.) Why do you think these performers chose to highlight this particular athlete?  
  • This amazing circus started as a dream of two brothers, and is proof that we can dream big and actually make things happen. What is something you dream about doing one day?
This performance is suitable for all ages.

Additional Information

Here’s a trailer for the show:

 

Learn about Ethiopian legend Derartu Tulu, who inspired this performance: