Soul Circus | Night & Day | South Florida | Broward Palm Beach New Times | The Leading Independent News Source in Broward-Palm Beach, Florida

Soul Circus

Say adieu to the archetypal ringmasters of Ringling Bros. past. Instead of a red-top-hat, ornate-overcoat-wearing man, you’ll find “Tony Tone.” He’s witty and hip and embodies the spirit of the UniverSoul Circus. Operated and owned entirely by African-Americans, this big-top traveling circus is based in Atlanta. The soundtrack at this circus won’t be those cartoonish circus jingles — entertainers will dance to Beyoncé. They’ll get folks in the crowd in a dance-off; they’ll conduct the Soul Train Line. The elephants will dance to Rihanna. Here, there’s an urge to showcase talents collected from an eclectic pool of black Americans — as well as people from the world over: Chinese aerialists, acrodunk players from Belgium and Holland, contortionists from everywhere, people who play with tigers, and people who walk on razor-sharp wire. There will be acrobats, horses, and Caribbean dancers who will sashay under limbo sticks lit on fire. The soul circus comes to town at 7: 30 p.m. Tuesday at Sun Life Stadium (2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens). More shows are scheduled daily until Sunday. Tickets cost $15.50 to $25. Visit
Tue., March 23, 7:30 p.m.; March 24-28, 2010
KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Mickie Centrone

Latest Stories