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.
The contemporary circus show “MOYA”
explores the life of a young man influenced by banditry, the street and the illusions of drugs, then the journey undertaken to consciously act on these circumstances and change his destiny. On the one hand the slow and deceptive asphyxiation of addiction: loss of appetite, hygiene and sleep, aggressiveness, accelerated flow, headaches, alternating feigned conviviality and exacerbated loneliness, loss of psychomotor coordination, unbridled search for substances, life reduced to a sordid daily life and abandonment of prospects. On the other, the vibrant energy, the infallible body, the exhilarating friendships, the passionate love, the derision, the humour and the charm of entering adult life. “MOYA” is a celebration of the breath of life that runs through us, a hymn to the magnified youth in a country of which 1 in 3 inhabitants is less than 15 years old.
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.