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When Zip Zap commenced the Academy capital project in 2013, Victoria Engelhorn commissioned Gregor Rorhig to capture our ambitious building venture and document the transformation from clothing factory into circus playground!

Upon completion in 2017 and whilst he was compiling a report with the images, he incorporated text as part of the storyline and ‘magically’ the Academy book concept was conceived. Visual poetry in motion!

We felt that the story was worth telling and produced a print run of the Academy books for Zip Zap to sell.

Described as a coffee table book that shares the 4-year journey of how the first South African purpose-built Circus Academy came to life, through visual poetry.

All proceeds from the sale of our Academy book keep our programmes free for all youth.

Gregor, who holds qualifications in New Media, Social Anthropology, Journalism, and Depth Psychology has proven himself as a visual storyteller and creative entrepreneur. As a photographic artist, he has exhibited his fine art photography internationally with group exhibitions from Rotterdam to Milan and held various successful solo exhibitions in South Africa.

Order the book

Cost: R500 (excludes courier / packaging costs)
Payment: By EFT
Account: Zip Zap Circus School Trust
Bank: Nedbank
Account No: 167 600 8497
Branch: Hout Bay – Code (167609)
Swift Code: NEDSZAJJ

Reference: Your full name + Academy Book

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