Inspired by the uniquely South African context, MOYA explores and 

celebrates heritage and culture in an acrobatic display that paints

a picture before your very eyes.

Existing within the familiar comfort of a fruit market where the merchant juggles his apples, to the dark, windy streets of Cape Town where pedestrians bustle and tumble, perhaps even a young woman flies away on the sheets of her washing line, the artists reveal themselves to the audience, telling their stories of escape, encounter, brotherhood and ubuntu. Reality bends and anything is possible. 

This uniquely South African production is set against the backdrop of Nelson Mandela’s Rainbow Nation: the manifestation of a dream that all of South Africa’s people, a nation of 11 official languages and diverse cultures, can unite and cultivate a future of peaceful co-existence and harmony.

MOYA features a collective of nine young and dynamic performing artists that take you on a multi-coloured journey through the looking-glass of the Zip Zap Circus – a microcosm of South Africa. The show exudes the tangible African spirit of ‘vuma’, [passion], joy, and resilience stirring local rhythms and acrobatic flair.

MOYA was originally an Acrobatic Art Film which has been transformed into a circus narrative production, directed by a collective of creatives.

After an amazing launch in Cape Town and fresh from the National Arts Festival, MOYA, the live show will travel to Johannesburg for a limited run at The Teatro at Montecasino from 4 to 7 August 2022.

MEET THE MOYA CREATIVE TEAM

BRENT VAN RENSBURG

Artistic Director

SABINE VAN RENSBURG

Acrobatic Coach & Creative Director

BRIN SCHOELLKOPF

Acrobatic Coach & Artistic Director

NIKOLAS PULKA

Acrobatic Coach & Creative Director

MEET THE MOYA CAST

PHELELANI NDAKROKRA

Instructor & Performer

JACOBUS CLAASSEN

Instructor & Performer

JASON BARNARD

Instructor & Performer

VUYANI LOTTERING

Dare2Dream: Pro Insertion Student & Performer

MATTHEW RISK

Dare2Dream: Vocational Year 2 Student & Performer

BRIDGETTE BERNING

Dare2Dream: Vocational Year 2 Student & Performer

UTHMAAN BENJAMIN

Dare2Dream: Vocational Year 1 Student & Performer

LUQMAAN BENJAMIN

Dare2Dream: Vocational Year 1 Student & Performer

LUKHANYO SAMSON

Dare2Dream: Vocational Year 2 Student & Performer

This was a stunning performance with great variety, highly skilled performers, using acrobatics, dance, poetry and much more and representing township life and culture.

Audience Member

AMAZING! It was one of the most mesmerising and extraordinary shows that I have ever seen.
Loved every second.

Audience Member

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2017

leu tempo festival
Reunion Island

2018

african arts festival
Ethiopia

2019

RICA festival
Ivory Coast

2020

Match in Africa #6
South Africa

2021

MOYA An Acrobatic Art Film

2022

MOYA Live
South Africa

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