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Zip Zap expands with a custom-built circus academy

Zip Zap expands with a custom-built circus academy

After a quarter-century of promoting circus and performance arts in structurally challenging environments, Zip Zap Circus is excited to announce their expansion into their first permanent home in Salt River. The Zip Zap Academy will open its doors on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

25LIVE, a night at the circus

Zip Zap Circus & The Parlotones

25LIVE, a night at the circus

Seven years after their very successful first collaboration, “Art of Rock”, which left audiences screaming for more, Zip Zap and the Parlotones once again join forces to present a magical mix of aerial and acrobatic mastery set perfectly in sync with the band’s rock music. ‘25 LIVE: A night at the circus’ will take place in grand style at the Artscape Opera House on the evenings of 30, 31 August and 01 September 2017.

Zip Zap captivates the international stage

Zip Zap captivates the international stage

From the start, 2017 has been an action packed year for Zip Zap Circus School. Performers have had the incredible honour to perform in Reunion Island for the festival "Leu Tempo”, in Zurich, Switzerland at a charity tennis game between Roger Federer and Andy Murray, and in Paris co-founder Laurence Esteve was invited to join the judging panel of the prestigious Festival International du Cirque de Demain.

25Years, an acrobatic walk down memory lane

25Years, an acrobatic walk down memory lane

It all started 25 years ago, when co-founders of Zip Zap Circus School, Brent van Rensburg and Laurence Estève, hung a trapeze bar in a tree at Zimasa Primary School in Langa. Their goal at the time was simple and noble: to inspire and empower ordinary kids and to create a sense of team...

Zip Zap to perform with Al Bairre

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.’

Circus fun for everyone at Zip Zap’s first Family Fun Day

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.