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As we approach the holiday season, several events will be returning, which are set to add to the year-end excitement; Zip Zap Circus is returning to the ring!


Cape Town, South Africa (22 November 2021) – 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.

In South Africa and the world, Zip Zap is recognised across Governments, Ministries of Education, Tourism, Arts and Culture and private societies as a major contributor to the development within the iconic ‘Mother City’ and providing sustainability of the circus arts in South Africa.

Zip Zap is a much-loved national icon on the South African performing arts landscape. 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. In extraordinary times like these, students and staff are applying these with optimism and in real-time – because as in every Circus – the show must go on!

And so the show shall! The circus is preparing to return to live shows. In 2021, the world is slowly recovering from the global pandemic. Zip Zap Circus is bringing the circus magic, thrills and exhilaration to you with a never-seen-before show, Slapstick!

A traditional circus show with a 1930s twist whacked with layers of comedy; Slapstick will nostalgically transport the entire family back to the times of Swing, Gypsy Jazz, The Three Stooges and Charlie Chaplin. It will take you back to the days of where this type of comedy grew its roots, where a pie in the face was made famous, and costumes were a different kind of colourful. Slapstick promises a reflection of the 1930s livelihoods compared to today, and while we’re all still on the pandemic rollercoaster, Zip Zap Circus will transform you into a space of appreciated upliftment, roaring laughter and fun-filled excitement.

The Zip Zap Dome will be transformed into a theatrical Covid-friendly picnic site. The spaces will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis for you and your family, perfect for your blankets and cushions. Visit Quicket for prices and more details.

Shows will run daily at 18h30 at the Zip Zap Dome, 10 Jan Smuts Street, Cape Town, from 15 to 22 December 2021. Doors open at 17h00. Zip Zap is fully Covid-compliant and 100% committed to your safety.

Sources: Zip-Zap Supplied
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