Friday, August 8, 2008

Lunga: The Snake Woman

The local news reported on the Afrika! Afrika! show currently in Manchester. They have set -up their Big Top at the Trafford Centre (more details here) and will be featuring all sorts of acts from Africa including:

Acts include the Human Spider, Makaya Dimbelelo from Angola, who can squeeze his body through the head of a tennis racket.

Then there's the Waterman - Dickson Oppong from Ghana - who swallows five litres of water and ejects it from his mouth like a fountain.


However, as the article makes clear, there is a stand-out star: Lunga the Snake Woman, who is probably the best contortionist I've seen (and I've seen a few!! She certainly seems to top the Rubber Men we have looked at previously - although she does have less.. luggage to hamper her movements), helped by a slick routine. Here is a clip from the show

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