Mighty Jambo Circus Academy (29 images)

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The 16-23 year-old students at Mighty Jambo Circus Academy in Githurai train for 2 years to become professional acrobats. Their day begins at 5:30 with a pre-dawn run over a rutted field and along the Southern Bypass highway that links Jomo Kenyatta airport with central Nairobi. Throughout the day they alternate strength training, handstand practice, stretching, and acrobatic acts on the trapeze, unicycle and tight rope. Most of the students come from Nairobi's informal settlements such as...
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