Tuesday, June 28, 2016

UniverSoul Circus Returns to the Nation's Capital, June 29 - July 31

From our friends at UniverSoul Circus...

UniverSoul Circus is a Tour de Force of Circus Artistry on a Global Scale

Sponsored by McDonald's, deeply rooted in the community

A big top spectacle of global proportions, the 2016 production of UniverSoul Circus takes fans of all ages on an unforgettable journey of light, sound and soul. Get ready for electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances, including extreme motorsports, back-flipping canines, twirling bicycles, disco-dancing pachyderms, free-flying aerial acts and much much more. Hailed as the most interactive circus in the world, UniverSoul Circus opens in Washington, DC at National Harbor, June 29 thru July 31 at National Harbor at the Plateau. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com or 1(800) 745-3000.

As has become its trademark after 23 years, UniverSoul Circus will present a multicultural/multinational cast of rock-star performers in 2016. Only under the UniverSoul Circus one ring big top will you be lucky enough to witness the Ethiopian Pole Act from Ethiopia, Aerial Duet from Colombia, Bicycle Tricks from China, Airborne Motorcycles from California, Motorcycle Globe of Death from Colombia, Caribbean Dance and Limbo from Trinidad and Tobago, Russian Bar from Cuba and dancing Elephants from the United States.

 “Just like the circular ring in which it sits, UniverSoul celebrates cultures from around the world and brings them together under the big top,” said Founder and CEO Cedric Walker. “At this time in our history we need to come together, to embrace and learn from each other. I believe the circus naturally brings people together. In 23 years of searching for talent, I have journeyed to every continent to find a multicultural, multinational mix of talent to showcase.”

The UniverSoul Circus is sponsored by McDonald’s, Deeply Rooted in the Community. Local McDonald’s franchisees will be interacting with guests during the Community Night event on July 13, 2016 and are delighted to support the festivities, entertainment and fun that make the UniverSoul Circus a perennial event for the entire family.

“My fellow McDonald’s Franchisees and I are proud to sponsor the UniverSoul Circus for the 6th year in a row,” said local Washington, D.C. area McDonald’s Owner/Operator, Craig Welburn Sr. “The UniverSoul Circus is filled with great performances for the entire family to enjoy.”

Leading the charge this year as Ringmaster for UniverSoul Circus is the multi-talented Lucky Malatsi of Johannesburg, South Africa. Lucky, 27, has been performing in front of an audience for 23 years. In 1999, while performing in South Africa, Lucky caught the attention of Cedric Walker. By 2000, at the age of 10, he was performing a popular duo contortionist act for UniverSoul. Married with two young kids growing up in the back lot, Lucky brings new meaning to the term, multi-talented. He has been an acrobatic hip hop dancer, acrobat, contortionist, trapeze artist, teeterboard flyer, trampoline artist and an acrobatic-dunking whiz kid with basketballs.

WHO:  UniverSoul Circus

WHAT:  Plays Washington

WHEN:  June 29 to July 31, 2016

WHERE: National Harbor at the Plateau (300 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745.) Visit www.universoulcircus.com for more info, show times, and schedules. Also follow us on www.facebook.com/universoulcircus and www.twitter.com/universoulcirc.

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 du Soleil. UniverSoul’s fresh approach to family friendly live entertainment has garnered 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 23 years ago in Atlanta by concert and theatre promoter, Cedric Walker.