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Zip Zap Circus plans to end the year on a high note with ‘Journey Returns’ – Symphonic Circus. This will be the fourth rendition of this spectacular artistic collaboration between Zip Zap, the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (CPYO) at the Artscape Theatre Stage.

Artscape Theatre – October 2021

Under the direction of the charismatic Brandon Phillips, CPYO’s resident conductor, ‘Journey Returns’ artfully blends mesmerising choregraphed circus acts in unison with orchestral masterpieces.

The Artscape Theatre Stage, a much more intimate space, will be transformed into a magical wonderland unifying youth from all walks of life, and transporting the audience on a captivating musical and visual journey.  This ground-breaking classical production transcends imaginations and reaches a heart-thumping crescendo. Guaranteed to have audiences on the edge of their seats and on their feet applauding for more!

‘Journey Returns’ is performed by a world-class professional group of circus dare-devils who somersault, dance and soar effortlessly through the air in gravity-defying aerials and extraordinary acrobatics. The captivating beauty of these daring acts are performed in concert with stirring symphonic performances.  A uniquely South African production – this is ‘Journey Returns’ – Symphonic Circus.

“It is a breath-taking production with world class circus acts in tandem with a world class orchestra,”
says Dr. Marlene Le Roux, CEO, Artscape Theatre Centre.

“If I have one regret it is that I am facing the wrong way,”
says Brandon Phillips, CPYO’s conductor. 

These are ordinary kids accomplishing extraordinary feats. Witnessing this world-class talent on one stage will reinforce your pride in being South African.  You do not want to miss out on this spectacular – ideal for the whole family,”
says Brent van Rensburg, Co-founder and Artistic Director at Zip Zap Circus.