The Kickapoos were a dance troupe active in Cape Town circa the 1870s.
Also referred to as The Grotesques later.
For instance, they are first mentioned by Bosman (1980) for their appearance in a production of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves by the Disney Roebuck company at the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 18 February 1878, performing A Grand Demon Ballet ZigZag (repeated 18 to 21 March). They also performed as interlude to a number of performances of other plays in that year, including William Tell, The Lyons Mail, Adrift.
Among their acts appear to have been a "dance on the High Pedestal",
Having been renamed The Grotesques, the company performed for Disney Roebuck in the Theatre Royal a number of times during June 1878, as accompaniment to plays such as British Born, The Daughter of the Regiment, The Two Orphans, etc.
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