Articles in Category: Media Releases & Latest Coverage
on March 9th, 2016
A warm up jog of 2 kms, skipping, jumping, 75 squats, 50 pull ups, 50 sit ups and enough push ups until he can’t feel his arms – and that is only the first hour of Phelelani Ndakrokra’s daily training routine to keep fit at Zip Zap Circus School.
18 July 2016
Laurence Estève, CEO of ZipZap Circus
December 20 2016
Alex Kaczmarek: The eccentricity escalates. The few times the performers are uncoordinated becomes part of the circus charm in an ensemble of organized chaos.
on December 2nd, 2015
There’s fun for the whole family at the Waterfront this festive season where Zip Zap Circus School will be entertaining young and old with free performances every afternoon at 4pm, 14 – 20 December 2015 and 13 – 16 January 2016.
on November 9th, 2015
Children from the Zip Zap Circus School perform at the 2014 World Aids Day concert in Khayelitsha. Last year’s theme centred on stigma, this year the theme is “My health, your health, our health.”
24 August 2016
International performance with South African flavour
on June 23rd, 2016
For many children from disadvantaged areas in Cape Town, a trip to the circus is a pipe dream. Zip Zap is changing that, one child at a time, with the Second Chance Project which opens up a whole new world of possibilities.
on May 16th, 2016
Zip Zap Circus School and classic indie pop band, Al Bairre are set to perform together for two nights only on 10 and 11 June 2016 at the Zip Zap Dome in Cape Town. Zip Zap’s intricately timed choreography of high-flying circus acts will complement the well-known ‘ice-cream of orchestral sounds of this local band.’
on April 1st, 2016
Zip Zap Circus School is hosting its first ever Family Fun Day on Sunday, 17 April 2016. Save the date for a superb day out for all; including brothers, sisters, mum, dad, grandparents, cousins and friends. Everyone is welcome to join the Zip Zap family at this jam packed day of fun! It promises to become an annual highlight for everyone who dreams of the circus and all the magic that it holds.
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.
October 8th, 2015
Young South Africans are making a name for themselves on international circus stages, thanks to the high standards set by Cape Town’s very own Zip Zap Circus School. The not for profit organisation focusses on training circus skills – at no cost – to youngsters from all walks of life, some of whom are now ranked along with the best circus professionals in the world, performing on top stages to capacity crowds.
Looking for something to do with the family this Youth Day public holiday? Look no further as Cape Town’s very own social circuses, Zip Zap, Actionarte and Sisonke come together to entertain the crowds at the Spier Shed (next to Stellenbosch Waldorf School off Annandale Road), Stellenbosch on Tuesday, 16 June 2015.
Cape Town’s very own social circus, Zip Zap, has been invited to showcase their world-class performance skills to 350 international businesses, expatriates and Nigerian guests in Lagos, Nigeria on 25 April 2015.
Portia Kewana, an inspiring woman who has toured the world with her own circus act.When Nonkosi Mbula started working as a housekeeper for Zip Zap founder Brent van Rensburg 20 years ago, she never dreamt that her daughter Portia would one day have a circus act of her own and tour the globe with it!