The Universoul Circus Scheduled to perform in DC

4/4/2011, 2:25 p.m.

Brace yourselves Washington, DC...

We're reaching out for you - and we're Gonna Getcha!

All the accolades and critical acclaim through the years have been a source of inspiration for UniverSoul Circus. We've been, "The First...!" or "The Only....!" We've even been proclaimed, "The first and only...!" In 2011, we're earning major kudos from fans of all ages for being the best of the best - a notch above the rest. UniverSoul Circus, armed with a beat that has transformed the heart and soul of family entertainment, arrives in the nation's capital at Capital Plaza Mall in Landover Hills, MD, May 5-22. Tickets are on sale now.

The UniverSoul Circus line up for 2011 will flat out blow you away. New acts include, The Mighty Shaolin Warriors, showcasing wicked combinations of Kung fu mastery and untold feats of brute strength. The beautiful and enchanting Rahel of Ethiopia will twist and turn her way into our hearts with a cutting edge presentation of contortion we like to call Pretty Girl Rocks. If that's not enough we traveled all the way to Dalian, China to unearth Modern Biker Girls, a group of amazing young ladies who will put any extreme biker to shame with their amazing two-wheel, non-motorized, dexterity. And we've brought new meaning to the Russian Swing Act, armed with an acrobatic attitude and a whole lotta rhythm as they swing themselves into the upper echelons of our big top.

Be forewarned, attending UniverSoul Circus will be a transformational experience for the entire family and beyond. How will the kids react when they witness their parents dancing old-school in center ring? And how loud will your lovely date scream in your ear when the high wire act attempts one of their patented leap-frog jumps 25 feet in the sky? Will mom and dad be amazed when they see their teen age kids actually having fun at a circus, jamming to new-school beats played by a live Deejay? That's the transformational nature of our show - at UniverSoul Circus everybody gets down!

"We are a circus with a rhythm and beat all our own," said UniverSoul Circus Founder and CEO Cedric Walker. "We will always produce a show filled with soul and hip hop music, and we will always feature only the most dynamic performers from around the world. It doesn't matter if you're an urbanite or a suburbanite, old school or new school, generation X or Y, pre-school, high school or grad school - I strongly believe everyone will find something to enjoy at our show."
WHEN: May 5-22, 2011

WHERE: Capital Plaza Mall
6200 Annapolis Rd, Landover Hills, MD 20784

TICKETS: Tickets prices $12.00 to $28.50. Children under 1 are FREE
All tickets available by Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000

SHOWTIMES: Opening night: Thursday, May 5 @ 7:30 pm
Tuesdays thru Fridays @ 10:30 am and 7:30 pm
Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sundays @ 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm

Audience participation under the big top and overwhelmingly positive fan feedback on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter have established UniverSoul Circus as the most entertaining and inspiring, interactive circus in the world. The following is a small sampling of audience feedback from Facebook on a single afternoon (Sunday, January 30, 2011).

"Better than the others." "Da Best." "Needs to come twice a year." "Thank you for the joy you bring the world." "Major Fun." "Awesome." "Big Props to all the performers." "The Place to be." "This show is unmissable for the entire family." "The best place to be on earth." "I had the best time ever." "Amazing. "It's a must see."

And the rest of our amazing cast of UniverSoul Circus performers include, a daredevil motorcycle globe act, trickster dogs, high wire, tigers, bicycles, foot juggling, stilt walkers, elephants and the Russian swing.

The Cast:
Act Type - Act Name - Hometown

1. Bicycle Girls - Modern Biker Girls Troupe - Dalian, China*
2. Caribbean Dancers - Caribbean Heat - Trinidad and Tobago
3. Russian Swing - Russian Swing - Belarus*
4. Acrobatic Kung Fu - Shao-Lin Warriors - Shandong, China*
5. Contortionist - Rahel - Pretty Girl Rocks - Ethiopia*
6. Ringmaster - Tony Tone - Memphis, TN
7. Ringmaster's Sidekick - Zeke (Zanda Charles) - Hartford, CT
8. Prelude/Opening - The Transformers - United States, Trinidad & Tobago*
9. Trick Dogs - Olate Dogs - Chile
10. High wire - Gabonese High Wire - Gabon, Africa
11. Tigers - John Jairo presents Tigers - Ecuador
12. Stilt Dancers - Stilts - Trinidad &Tobago
13. Motorcycle Daredevils - The Globe - Colombia
14. Elephants - Soul Circus Divas - USA

*New with the circus in 2011

About UniverSoul Circus
UniverSoul is a highly interactive combination of 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 de Soleil. UniverSoul's fresh approach to family friendly live entertainment has earned it 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. The circus was founded in Atlanta by concert and theatre promoter, Cedric Walker. Now in its 18th year, the circus will perform over 500 shows in 32 major markets.

Visit www.universoulcircus.com for more info, show times, and schedules. Also follow us on www.facebook.com/universoulcircus and www.twitter.com/usoulcircus