JUMBO CIRCUS WITH AFRICAN ARTISTES
Jumbo Circus was founded by M.V.Shankaran. The inaugural show was held at
Dhanapur, Bihar on October 2nd 1977. This company is now presently managed by
the sons of M.V.Shankaran namely Ajay Shankar and Ashok Shankar.
Distinguished leaders of our
country, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, E. M. S. Namboodiripad,Jyothi Basu, N.T. Rama Rao
and E. K. Nayanar were among those who had witnessed the show over a period of
time.Innovative and remarkable presentation has indeed been the USP for the
consistency and popularity of the Jumbo Circus which is the largest Circus
company in India. The Jumbo Circus has two units with around 350 employees
which including male artistes, female artistes, Administrative and
support staff. There are certain important factors that has made Jumbo the best
Circus in India. It has been voted as the most popular and entertaining Circus
of India in terms of the audience preference and quality rating all over India
by an independent panel of the art lovers of our country.
The second unit of Jumbo Circus was
inauguarated by M. A. Baby former Minister of Education, Govt. of Kerala
on 21. 08. 2010 at Peeranki Maidanam, Kollam. A compact troupe, which is tailored to
modern day management requirements. This professionally ,managed unit is a
fusion of the best acrobatics and creative talent , It is unique, with a sense
of elegance and a distinct ambience in the environ to give you a never before
The African Troupe includes 8 members,
Team leader Anthoni
Maxmilian Nchimbi, Salum
Maganga Makamba, Maulidi Abassi Mnyikondo, Khalid Ramadhan Ngemba, Moses Joseph
Ndomba, Rajabu Abdallah Mushi, Omari Ally Omari, Athumani Ibrahim Masawe . The
Acrobatic Acts they
perform include the following:
1. Formation of Human Pyramids -
Pyramids are formations abstracted from the wild habitual levity, this
demonstrates swiftness, endurance, power, speed and perseverance to form Human
Pyramids - in between semi-pyramids, moves performed in two, three of four acrobatics.
2 - Limbo Dance and Fire Eating - Dances performed under burning fire
accompanied by traditional African Music with background wild animals cries. 3.
Pole Acrobatics- The
Artists climb up and down
two poles in different styles and jump from one pole to another. The speed and
dexterity of the performers during this act is remarkable. The background music of
the popular Shakira song with their scintillating performance has the
entire audience in total rapture.
acts include Russian Stick Balance, 3 Eye Spring Net, Vertical Swinging
Acrobat, Russian Rope Balance, Asman ke Farishtey, Akash Yathra and Comic Chair
Macaw is a rare parrot found in the Brazilian forests. The Cockatoos is a rare
bird found in Australia. The Macaw plays a seasaw balance with two Cockatoos on
either side. One Cockatoos rides a cycle on a rod with another in tow, pecks
with a beak and rides a chariot on the ring floor to the amazement and
enjoyment of children.
Daily 3 shows: 1 P.M., 4 P.M., 7 P.M.
Partners: Ajay Shankar, Ashok Shankar