Smart bets: Jabali Acrobats

Visiting from Mombasa, Kenya, for their LEAF performance, the agile Jabali Acrobats aptly demonstrate the “link between athletics and arts,” transitioning from dance to human pyramids, chair balancing, complex footwork and other contortions — all to the beat of a stimulating musical backdrop. “These phenomenal acrobats combine the artistry of fast-paced movement, music, dance and incredible acrobatic elegance to perform a full-stage theatrical extravaganza,” claims a press release. Jabali culture and history lessons are woven into the interactive performance, which is hosted by LEAF Schools and Streets. This family-friendly event takes place at The Orange Peel on Monday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. $3 youths/$5 for adults. Contact intern@theleaf.org or 686-8742 for school group discounts. theorangepeel.net. Photo courtesy of the Jabali acrobats

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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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