Internationally Renowned Circus Troupes Present Music, Dance, and Theatre at Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College

February 8th, 2019

Amazing acrobats, optical illusions, and cannon balls are just a few things to expect in this new family series produced by Kupferberg Center for Arts and Arts On Stage NY. Traveling troupes from vast corners of the world will fill your weekends with music, dance, theater, and circus acts.

Hailing from Kenya, Cirque Zuma Zuma will perform in Colden Auditorium on Februrary 24, 2019. Cirque Zuma Zuma is part high-energy dance act, part Cirque du Soleil, and part Harlem Globetrotters. The traveling acrobatic group was a former contestant on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and made it to the show’s semifinals. Their repertoire is fast-paced, full of acrobatic ingenuity, and will feature traditional African instruments and dances.

On March 23, 2019, the New Shanghai Circus will defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats as acrobats, jugglers and contortionists stretch the limits of human ability in a spellbinding show that draws upon 2,000 years of Chinese circus traditions. The New York Times has described the set as, “feats of circus art that reach literally breathtaking heights of skill.”

Straight from Latvia, B – The Underwater Bubble Show debuts at Kupferberg Center on March 29, 2019. Visually captivating and deeply moving, B is a musical fairy tale that transports audiences of all ages to an underwater world where one remembers that, with strength and perseverance, dreams can come true. Inspired by the famous troupe Cirque du Soleil, B features the latest laser technologies, snow cannons, optical illusions and many other surprises.

Featuring Greg Kennedy, a former member of the world renowned Cirque du Soleil, and two aerial dancers, Spherus Cirque is a nonverbal theatrical show. On May 5, 2019, Spherus Cirque will delight audiences of all ages with impressive juggling, structural shape creations, and aerial acrobatics.

Each show will also include an hour-long preshow filled with family activities.

New for the 2018-2019 season, we will offer pre-paid parking for selective shows in addition to free parking on campus and on the streets around Colden Auditorium. Kupferberg Center for the Arts also offers easy access to the Long Island Expressway, and excellent dining options on the campus of Queens College.

The 2018-2019 Season is sponsored by New York Community Bank. Additional programming support provided by Resorts World. Kupferberg Center for the Arts receives leadership support from The Max and Selma Kupferberg Foundation. Public support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Please visit our website at or call our box office at 718-793-8080 for tickets and information.

About Kupferberg Center for the Arts
Sponsored by New York Community Bank, the Kupferberg Presents 2018-2019 season features a vibrant lineup of world-class cultural events, concerts, and family programs at Colden Auditorium, LeFrak Concert Hall, Goldstein Theatre, and select off-campus locations for the 2.2 million residents of New York City’s most diverse borough. Since 1961, Kupferberg Center for the Arts has provided accessible and affordable world-class cultural entertainment to the NYC region. From classical and pop performances, to concerts and school residences, to a wide range of family events, over 350,000 individuals attend events at Kupferberg Center for the Arts each year. For tickets and information, visit or call the box office at (718) 793-8080. The box office is open Tuesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and up to one hour prior to all performances.

Family Series 2018-2019 Season

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Cirque Zuma Zuma
Sunday, February 24, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Colden Auditorium
Tickets: $20-35

New Shanghai Circus
Saturday, March 23, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Colden Auditorium
Tickets: $20-35

B – The Underwater Bubble Show
Friday, March 29, 2019
8:00 p.m.
Colden Auditorium
Tickets: $29-42

Spherus Cirque
Sunday, May 5, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Colden Auditorium
Tickets: $20-35

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