The Zip Zap Circus School will be performing live free shows at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheater from January 2-8 2019.

Founded in 1992, the Zip Zap Circus is a non-profit organisation aimed at inspiring and empowering people including at-risk youth. The circus is made up of trained professionals who showcase their talents and young members in training.

Bring the kids along for an entertaining show that is scheduled every afternoon at 5pm between the aforementioned dates.

Viewers can look forward to high-energy comedy acrobatic shows, with juggling, jumping and climbing making for an exciting viewing.

Providing first-hand training to youths, the Zip Zap Circus focuses on creating opportunities for people to reach their full potential and be integral members of society.

Programs offered to potential circus members-in-training are free, with Zip Zap receiving financial support from various foundations and organisations.

In 2013, the organisation was named the winner in the category for entrepreneurship in education at the Pan-African awards.

Laurence Estève, Zip Zap Circus co-founder and Director, shares the company’s goals.

“Zip Zap offers a fun and rewarding alternative for youngsters. While the temptation exists for many youth to make wrong choices, we encourage Zip Zappers to dare to dream, and turn those dreams into a reality with hard work and determination. Our shows at the Waterfront are a true celebration of how Zip Zap has changed lives and impacted communities in greater Cape Town. We are proud to showcase our rainbow nation.”

Having travelled abroad to perform in countries such as the United States and United Kingdom, this circus has proved itself to be a class act, and spectators are in for a treat.

 

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Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about social issues, the environment and current affairs.