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CIRCUS OVERSEAS

is a project funded by ERASMUS + programme for BUILDING CAPACITIES OF YOUTH AND SOCIAL CIRCUS ORGANISATIONS

The project was initiated by CARAVAN and aims to contribute to the professionalism of youth circus trainers and managers, while fostering creativity, liberty, and intercultural dialogue.
Youth workers and educators, future professional artists and project coordinators from 6 circus schools from the Caravan network have been invited to participate.

The duration of the project is earmarked to be 22 months and includes 4 modules / training activities (TA) comprising of:
1 – PEDAGOGY – ACT OF TEACHING
2 – DIRECTING AND STAGING CIRCUS
3 – CIRCUS ARTS TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT
4 – MANAGING AND LEADING YOUTH CIRCUS ORGANISATIONS

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions the in person launch meeting was postponed, but held online in January 2021. Despite current challenges this is an exciting collaboration and Zip Zap is honoured to be participating. We look forward to meeting our global counterparts, to learn and share in the spirit of circus. Watch this space!

The circus schools identified and approved for the project are:

Funded by:

World AIDS Day (WAD)

World AIDS Day (WAD), in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières and other local NPO’s present a free show on World AIDS day with youth living with HIV and youth from other Zip Zap projects, for the broader community. The message is one of acceptance, resilience, and hope.

World AIDS Day is an annual event hosted at the Solomon Mahlangu Hall in Khayelitsha. Zip Zap is invited to participate not only as part of the entertainment, but also because of the work we achieve in our Outreach programme, Ubuntu.

Requirements for WAD Event:

A stage, sound and lights for 1 day

A broadcast partner for the event

Performing arts organisations and individuals willing to share the stage

Contact us if you wish to participate or sponsor this event.

Sponsors

2019 MSF- Médecins Sans Frontières

2018 MSF – Médecins Sans Frontières

2017 MSF, Cirque du Soleil – London benefit show, Zip Zap USA, Gilbarco AFS e-fuel, No Danger Diaries

2016 Cirque du Soleil – London and Paris benefit shows, MSF, Belgium Trust, German consulate, Global Kinetic, Gilbarco AFS e-fuel, BASA, Lions Tableview

Annual Juggling Convention

This event was originally scheduled for 19th September 2020. However, due to Covid-19 restrictions it had to be postponed. We have planned for this event to resume in 2021, and we will align with prevailing regulations in this regard.

Under normal circumstances, Zip Zap partners with The College of Magic, Sisonke and MOD schools which are under the DCAS programme.

The event centres around juggling:

  • Teaching juggling techniques
  • Enabling children to be share skills with each other.
  • Impromptu performances
  • Fun competitions and games

Please contact us should you wish to participate at youth@zip-zap.co.za.

SASCN

(South African Social Circus Network)

This event was also planned to take place as part of the Show and Tell performances for our Zip Zap programmes. Due to Covid-19 our partner, Action Arte, was not operating at full capacity, resulting in the event being postponed.

Under normal circumstances this event collaboration brings the local social circus community together for a one-day occasion. Performances and skills sharing workshops are hosted by Zip Zap, Sisonke Social Circus and Action Arte. Hopefully, we will be able to deliver this as planned in 2021, and we will align with prevailing regulations in this regard.

We aim to share knowledge and experience and grow the social circus community in a healthy safe joyful manner.

Please contact us should you want to join this network on youth@zip-zap.co.za.

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