THE KENYA SAFARI ACROBATS
CONTACT KAREN MAKANGE
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THE KENYA SAFARI ACROBATS are from KENYA AND TANZANIA. There are approximately 6-10 people in the company, including the musicians and technical crew. Depending on the nature of the venue. It is extremely important that all communication with the Group regarding social or business arrangements be initiated through the agency that booked the show or to KAREN MAKANGE, the manager. (Contact Information above ). Please give the proper personnel all details in writing so they can have it translated as necessary, and communicated accurately to the members of the Company and the Technical Director.
Due to the nature of the acts and for safety reasons, the African acrobats troupe and/or our Stage Managers may have to change the order of the acts from performance to performance and even, although rarely, while the performance is in progress. Please understand that our performers are consummate professionals, with many years of experience, who always give their best effort regardless of the circumstances. If an act must be moved, some refocusing of specials may be required, possibly at the last moment. Please advise your technical staff that, should changes have to be implemented, they are made for the safety of the performers and the audience, and are in no way arbitrary. Our technical director or Karen Makange as well as the troupe usually arrives about 2-3 hours before the beginning of the doors opening to begin setting up the necessary rigging and focusing of special Our crew, together with the Acrobats, will decide on the best position for each act, and the final determination as to where and/or whether an act will be performed on stage ultimately rests with the performers.
THE KENYA SAFARI ACROBATS require a stage with a proscenium opening of approximately 40 feet wide and 38 feet deep (from proscenium to back curtain or cyclorama) and a proscenium height of 26 feet. These are approximate sizes and, if not available, then please discuss your stage size with our Production Office. We can most often work in smaller stage dimensions, so please let us know if you have any concerns on your particular situation. SO do not let the dimensions stop you from booking the acrobatic show. This group has performed on a `10x10 stage and brought and awesome show.
The stage floor should be even, smooth, and free of any obstructions which might be hazardous to the performers. The stage floor must be swept and damp mopped BY THE LOCAL CREW prior to each performance and at the intermission. If possible the acrobats will require the host to supply a carpeted mat (24’ feet long x 3’ feet wide) and in black or another dark color. The carpet should be medium pile, as it acts as a cushion for the performers as they perform tumbling acts, and protects their costumes from the stage floor. The carpet will be affixed downstage center by gaffe tape provided by the Host , or other means acceptable to the venue, so that it does not slide on the stage.
CREW CALL/Load-In and Load-Out
Please Note: All lighting instruments are required to be hung, circuited, colored, and focused before the company arrives.
The acrobats request amber, green, and red. Please do not add any blues. The Acrobats would like the scene of the stage to look like a jungle. So if you are able to accommodate then feel free to use your imagination. If you have a spotter that would be awesome. We would like the spot to be in a soft color.
The acrobats will arrive 3-4 hours in advance. Load in takes about 20-30 minutes. If you have a Dolly that would help.
LOAD-IN/OUT (Minimum Crew Call):
PLEASE PROVIDE A ROLL OF GAFFERS TAPE
CHECK OUT SOME EXAMPLES OF STAGING.