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The popular acrobatic Zip Zap Circus is going on tour to share its joy with South Africa; first stop – Johannesburg, next stop – the world!


Johannesburg, South Africa (20 June 2022) – Cape Town’s iconic Zip Zap Circus is heading to Johannesburg to be able to share the wonders of aerial and trapeze performance with a new audience. This is exciting news for all those who have been uplifted by the circus.

Zip Zap is a social project that was founded in Cape Town in 1992 to inspire young people and help build a new culture of peaceful coexistence in South Africa. Working with a diverse community of children from all backgrounds, Zip Zap helps kids to ‘dare to dream’ and learn to make those dreams a reality.

Zip Zap’s programmes are all free to participants, with financial and material support coming from individuals, organisations, corporations and foundations. They have taught thousands of students circus skills for the past 28 years. Equally as important are the values taught through their life skills training. Values of perseverance, courage, joy and positivity are at the foundation.

The circus and all those involved in the training were severely affected by the two and a half years of lockdown. When restrictions eased, the circus quickly worked to put their shows back on because, as they say, the show must go on. Now the show gets to go on to an all-new stage at The Teatro at Montecasino in Fourways, Johannesburg.

It is called MOYA and will showcase South African culture and how it is seen through the eyes of our youth. The performances will celebrate unity and diversity. The team are promising a spell-bounding performance that will include daring aerial artists, juggling, an acrobatic wheel routine that will leave you spinning, and traditional gumboot dancing to name a few, and that doesn’t even cover the traditional circus acts one can expect. Please note that the ZipZap Circus does not have any animal acts in their performances.

“The level of mastery of circus arts on display in MOYA is world-class, the creativity is inspiring and what captivates me every time is the bonding amongst the cast and their ability to share their joy of performing. Come and see for yourself!” – Laurence Esteve, CEO, and co-founder of Zip Zap Circus enthused.

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, once the circus is done in Johannesburg, they head off to France for a three-month contract. That opportunity has the power to catapult our performers onto the international stage, where they can grow and learn so much!

You can find out more about the performances via the ZipZap Circus website and Facebook page.

Sources: Supplied
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