The Jabali Acrobats, a high-energy acrobatic troupe with performers from Mombasa, Kenya, will wrap up ICC’s Guest Artists Series for the 2012-2013 season at 7:30 p.m. May 18 at the ICC Performing Arts Center in East Peoria.
The ensemble has performed at many of the world’s top festivals of the arts, including the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, the Adelaide Festival in Australia, the Tokyo Festival in Japan, Circo Moira Orfei and Gatherland Park Verona in Italy. Additionally, they have performed at various International Children’s Festivals and Performing Arts Center throughout the United States and Canada. They have performed at the Big Top Universoul Circus’ US Tour, the Big Apple Circus in New York, Pittsburgh International Children’s Festivals, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Seattle International Children’s Festival and the Silver Dollar City World Festival in Branson, Mo.
The group has performed for 23 of the 29 National Basketball Association teams, including the six-time world champion Chicago Bulls. They have also made numerous appearances on television, including ESPN, the Crook and Chase Show and Late Night with David Letterman. This high-energy group exemplifies the link between athletics and the arts and features audience interaction as the performers combine incredible acrobatics, contortions, tumbling, human pyramids and balancing, all set to electrifying music.
The Tri-County Urban League is the highlighted community partner for this ICC Guest Artists Series performance. The community partner program highlights a different, local organization for each Guest Artists Series presentation.
Tickets for the performance are $25 for the general public and $15 for students.
For tickets or for more information, visitwww.ArtsAtICC.com, or call the box office at (309) 694-5136.