MOYA I SPIRIT is Zip Zap’s brand new show performed by our recently launched professional performance company.
These performers represent the ‘cream of the crop’ and have all spent years honing their circus techniques and skills, whilst working their way up the various levels of Zip Zap’s programme offerings.
MOYA I SPIRIT is a colourful celebration of South Africa’s cultural diversity.
It is the tangible spirit and energy of Africa that lives in its people. It is the golden thread that connects a tapestry of cultures.
This uniquely South African production is a manifestation of Nelson Mandela’s dream of a Rainbow Nation. A metaphor he used to share his dream that all South Africa’s people, a nation with 11 official languages and a troubled past, could co-exist in harmony.
MOYA I SPIRIT features a collective of eight dynamic and leading artists performing a captivating show that takes you on a multi-coloured cultural journey through a vibrant country.
The story unfolds in post-apartheid South Africa and is navigated by a quirky taxi driver as your guide. Along the way, the taxi driver is exposed to a new energy exuded by the people of this colourful land. Unlikely friendships form along the way culminating in UBUNTU an African concept that signifies that “the life of another person is at least as valuable as one’s own.”
The production conveys this personal and collective journey with expression and spirited beauty.
The simplicity of the set is a blank canvas. Performers are the artists whose brush strokes adorn this cultural snapshot with the vibrant colours of the rainbow.
They touch the gold and find the rainbow.
The show exudes the tangible African spirit of ‘vuma’, [passion], joy, and resilience. They perform as one in harmony as a rainbow nation underscored with a fusion of colour, stirring ethnic rhythms and acrobatic flair.