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Israel-based Mayumana’s energetic ‘Currents’ coming to Fox

The battle between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla inspired Mayumana founders Eylon Nuphar and Boaz Berman to create ‘Currents.’ (Courtesy Fox Tucson Theatre)

If you like Stomp you’ll love Mayumana” promises the Fox Tucson Theatre, which is presenting “Currents by Mayumana,” an Israeli dance/rhythm/acrobatics spectacular, with the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona on Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m.

“Currents” is inspired by the historic battle between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla in their quest to find energy sources for the world. On stage, two troupes, each representing a different view of the essence of light and electricity and each inspired by a different esthetic and artistic approach, present a dialogue through unique sounds, lights, and visual effects. The show combines a variety of elements: specially made musical instruments, massive video art projections including video mapping on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, and 11 skilled performers from around the world, in constant movement, playing on different instruments and musically juggling between different sounds.

“Currents” has received rave reviews around the world. “Non stop action packed…Part dance, part acrobatics, nothing like we ever saw,” says ABC News. Pariscope raves, “Mayumana — It’s dynamite!”

“Mayumana will be a thrilling event for our community, and the Federation is always grateful for the opportunity to support Fox Theatre’s efforts to bring in fantastic acts from Israel such as this one,” says Stuart Mellan, JFSA president and CEO.

The Fox Tucson Theatre is at 17 W. Congress St. Tickets, $24-49, are available at — for 20 percent off use code JFSA20 at checkout — or 547-3040.