Currents by Mayumana | Events at Fox Tucson Theatre
04
April
7:30 pm

Currents by Mayumana

Presented with the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona
IF YOU LIKE STOMP, YOU’LL LOVE MAYUMANA!
“…Non stop action pack…Part dance, part acrobatics, nothing like we ever saw.”
—ABC News

In 1996, Israelis Eylon Nuphar and Boaz Berman, driven by their deep love for percussion and music, created Mayumana.

Fast froward to today, when burham and nufar have gathered a small group of gifted performers from around the world, each with diverse talents and contrasting backgrounds. Sparked by their shared passion for rhythm and coordination, and fueled by their unique sense of humor and mischief, their group dynamic on stage is inexhaustible and infectious. Enriched by working with a multicultural cast, they all inspire each other to fulfill the individual’s prowess in his/her area of expertise, while developing in all players the versatility to master other skills. This befits the name Mayumana, which comes from the Hebrew word for skill – Meyumanut.

The power of each Mayumana creation comes from the strong emphasis placed on the unity and synchronization of the group as a whole. Mayumana’s playfulness extends beyond the stage, reaching out to engage in direct interactions with its audiences of all ages and cultures.

With performers from more than 20 different nationalities, Mayumana has become one of Israel’s leading cultural exports. It has entertained millions of people around the world with its international touring cast, as well as in its home theater, The Mayumana House, which is located at the old harbor of Jaffa.

This spectacular show — an endless celebration of energy — was inspired by the historical Battle of Currents between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla in their quest for finding energy sources for the world. This show combines a variety of elements: specially made musical instruments, massive video art projection and eleven skilled performers in constant movement, playing on different instruments and musically juggling between different sounds.
“…the Tel- Aviv performance troupe Mayumana, has an infectious beat and physical pyrotechnics to match.”
The New York Times
“Mayumana brings funky moves and cutting-edge technology…original…cutting-edge blend of movement and technology…seductive…”
Time Out New York
“Original and smashing production with a vivacious beat…”
Volkskrant, Rotterdam
“No dull moment, from the very first moment of the show the audience is spellbound… steaming spectacular rhythms… a must for your eyes, ears and your feeling!”
De Zondag, Belgium
“Show full of energy… extraordinary coordination between music and movement.”
Canela e hortela, Portugal
“Mayumana – Its dynamite!”
Pariscope, France