Zip Zap presents a new show, Emaceleni Sideways

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on February 25th, 2016

Save the date for Zip Zap Circus School’s latest show, Emaceleni Sideways. For two days only, on Friday, 11 March 2016 and Saturday, 12 March 2016, Zip Zap’s instructors who are part of the Dare to Dream programme, will showcase their incredible talent. The show is presented by Zip Zap, a Non-Profit Organisation, in partnership with the National Arts Council. 

“This is a not to be missed experience where the audience will have an insider’s view into what goes on at Zip Zap,” says Brent van Rensburg, co-founder of Zip Zap Circus School. “The inspiration for Emaceleni Sideways is the daily life of the performers, Zip Zap instructors who are part of the Dare to Dream programme which provides full time professional insertion and vocational training.”
Emaceleni Sideways is a behind-the-scenes look into circus life. “The lights, for example will be operated on stage, instead of backstage as usual. The backstage will be visible to the audience. The show has been conceptualised by Iesu Escalante, Zip Zap vocational training programme Dare to Dream co-ordinator and the instructors so it’s a combination of their collective artistic expression with their choice of lighting, music and costume,” adds van Rensburg.
Some of the acts in Emaceleni Sideways include hand-to-hand acrobatics, Chinese pole, cyr wheel, diabolo, rope, acrobatics and dance.