Great Yarmouth street to be transformed into Copacabana-style beach party

Circolombia will perform a preview of Acéléré and a number of street shows. Picture: Circolombia

Circolombia will perform a preview of Acéléré and a number of street shows. Picture: Circolombia - Credit: Circolombia

The free street party will take place on York Road and feature a mix of spectacular performances followed by a show by much acclaimed Colombian circus superstars Circolombia.

Circa en Breve will performa number of street shows including footjuggling. Picture: Valeria Antipod

Circa en Breve will performa number of street shows including footjuggling. Picture: Valeria Antipodism - Credit: Valeria Antipodism

Great Yarmouth is set for a day of spectacular South American circus this weekend.

SeaChange Arts, the organisation behind the Out There Festival, is staging Life's a Beach – an all-day Latin themed street party, followed by a performance from Colombian circus stars Circolombia.

The free street party will take place on York Road and features circus performances from Mexicans, Circa en Breve.

The six-strong troupe will perform a number of street shows including slackwire, trapeze and foot juggling.

Rabo de Foguete provide Brazilian infused carnival beats. Picture: Rabo de Foguete

Rabo de Foguete provide Brazilian infused carnival beats. Picture: Rabo de Foguete - Credit: Rabo de Foguete


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Dizzy O'Dare will blend tightwire and music in a Latin inspired show and artists from Circolombia will perform Blondin, a rare spring cord act.

There'll be Latino music and dancing as well as Chilli Con Sala provide Cuban infused Salsa dance demonstrations and workshops.

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Music comes with a Brazilian theme. Duda Moleque will perform and host a junk percussion workshop, inspired by the recycled instruments he grew up with on the streets of San Paulo.

Duda has invented a range of junk instruments including the flipflopaphone – a percussion instrument made from old tubes struck with flip flops.

Duda Moleque's flipflopaphone Picture: Duda Moleque

Duda Moleque's flipflopaphone Picture: Duda Moleque - Credit: Duda Moleque

Rabo de Foguete, a 10-piece Norwich based band, fuse traditional and contemporary Brazilian rhythms to bring a high-energy carnival style feel to proceedings.

There will also be a range of delicious Latin foods, beach bar and Pinata contest, with sweets and treats for everyone will complete the daytime celebration.

As the sun slips down, audiences will get the chance to enjoy an exclusive preview of Acéléré – the latest show from Circolombia, in The Drill House. The Colombian troupe comprises graduates from the country's national circus school, Circo Para Todos – the first professional school of its kind dedicated to training vulnerable young people. They've gone on to become one of the most exciting and acclaimed international acts in the world.

'We're particularly excited to welcome Circolombia to Great Yarmouth,' said Joe Mackintosh, chief executive of SeaChange. 'Delivering guts, grace and gusto, from the streets of Bogota, they have a reputation for dance and spectacular raw, infectious energy that comes together to make exceptional, exciting circus.'

The performance will be followed by an after show party features DJ Senorita Sombrero who'll be stirring up Margaritas and rattling maracas to a Mariachi beat.

• Circolombia, Drill House, York Road, Great Yarmouth, July 15, 8pm, £12-£3, 01493 745458, www.seachangearts.org.uk• The Latin Street Party runs from noon to 8pm and is free.

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