MOYA– An acrobatic art Film won 3 awards at the International Circus Awards in October 2021 –Outstanding performance by an  artist (Phelelani Ndakrokra), 

Outstanding Digital Production & 

CircusTalk Critics Choice Award for Social Impact.

Zip Zap’s professional corps MOYA, presents a contemporary take on the heritage and culture of South Africa in an award-winning film which was released in April 2021.

Stuck in the midst of lockdown Zip Zap’s first ever acrobatic art film was born, a movie rooted in South African culture, seen through the eyes of our youth. Staying true to the essence of Zip Zap, the professional troupe pushed creative boundaries and explored collective acrobatic work, African dance (including Gumboots and Pantsula), as well as traditional circus disciplines. In a particularly moving extract of the show, the history of gumboot dancing, a traditional South African dance that was born in the gold mines at the height of the migrant labour system during Apartheid, is showcased. The dance is extremely physical and serves as a cathartic release, celebrating the body as an instrument. This piece is a strong demonstration of the communion that lies at the heart of gumboot dancing and what Zip Zap Circus ultimately stands for.

It reflects the past, present and future of this multicultural cast & nation, which is observed through the beauty of art and movement to bring people together. Expect a polished voyage, through the landscape of the magical Western Cape, masterly crafted to inspire contemplation, understand true story telling through movement, and to not only witness the journey, but become part of it.

MEET THE MOVIE CREATORS

LAURENCE ESTEVE
Financial Manager

BRENT VAN RENSBURG
Director of original production & Artistic consultant

SABINE VAN RENSBURG
Director

BRIN SCHOELLKOPF
Director

SAM RENAUD
Director

NIC GOOD
Director of Photography

ADELE BLANK
Choreography

MOSULI NTSHONGA
Lighting Design

PORTIA KEWANA
Costume Design

MEET THE MOVIE CAST

JASON BARNARD

SILUMKO NDULULA

PHELELANI NDAKROKRA

JADE PALMER

JACOBUS CLAASSEN

ISOBEL ROSSOUW

VUYANI LOTTERING

JEMMA-ROSE NELSON

It was inspiring, moving, terrific! Both from the acrobatic and cinematic point of view. We loved it! Please go on and keep up the spirit!

Trix

Amazing cinematography, such talented artists and beautiful telling of the story. So proud

Debbie

Thank you for this experience! I really enjoyed the movie as a great possibility to present a show.

Rhea

Such a good film, it is truly a work of art. Probably the best film circus I’ve ever done. Bravo to Zip Zap team! I cant wait for the next project.

Owen Leonard

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