Past Performances

PLAY II Jungle Pool Party

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Zen Arts rocked the wildest (and wettest!) party of the year!

It’s summer time and pool parties are the best way to beat the heat in Los Angeles. So when the organizers of the P.L.A.Y. annual pool party fundraiser asked Zen Arts to perform, how could we resist? We love pool parties…especially when it’s considered the ‘best pool party of the year’.

The sprawling ranch located in the rolling hills of Calabasas was a perfect location to host one of the most popular parties of the summer. And what better way to support a great cause like P.L.A.Y. then with a playground for adults? This estate was perfectly equipped to handle 3000 people, with waterfalls, a water slide, a grotto, basketball and volleyball court (sand included), and a huge pool that puts other pools to shame. For this special event, named ‘Welcome to the Jungle,’ the organizers pulled out all the stops by bringing in live elephants, tigers, lions, giraffes, monkeys, birds, and of course the hottest and wildest talent of Zen Arts.

Zen Arts worked closely with the owner of the house to build two 30-foot high trusses—one was even placed on the stage over the grotto. Zen Arts cirque performers were appropriately dressed for the occasion in original jungle-cirque fashion and finished off with tribal airbrush body and face detail, creating some of the hottest natives in the jungle. Zen Arts performances included aerialists, fire dancers, capoeira dancers and stilt walkers that took place on stage and throughout the grounds. Rrrrrraw!

P.L.A.Y. (Providing Laughter and Amusement for Youth) is a charity organization started by Larry Pollack restaurateur and owner of the famous Saddle Ranch Chop Houses located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, Universal City Walk, and Scottsdale and Glendale Arizona. P.L.A.Y.’s goal and mission is to provide children who are less fortunate in hospitals, group homes, and shelters, with books, toys, and games. P.L.A.Y.’s goal is to put smiles on children’s faces. The second annual fundraiser pool party was even more successful than the first, ensuring more smiles, and more pool parties to come. Zen Arts knows how to rock pool parties. Bring it.

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