On stage: Zip Zap’s MOYA – the stage show – premieres in Cape Town in the Zip Zap Dome, February 24-26, 2022

What: MOYA – the show – A Narrative of the South African Spirit
When: February 24-26, 2022
Where: Zip Zap Dome, in the Artscape precinct, Cape Town Foreshore
Tickets: From R405- includes canapés on arrival
Direct booking link: Quicket or https://www.quicket.co.za/events/163231-moya-live/#/

In April 2021, Zip Zap Circus premiered its film, MOYA. Now Zip Zap is taking MOYA to the stage in the Zip Zap Dome, in the Artscape precinct. The live show is inspired by the film but has been adapted for the stage. This is exciting news for Zip Zap fans as it has been a while since we have seen Zip Zap, flying high in the dome. Info as supplied:


Zip Zap’s professional corps MOYA, presents a contemporary take on the heritage and culture of South Africa in a theater show called MOYA, staying true to the award-winning film which was released in 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.

Now in 2022, our troupe has the privilege of once again delighting audiences. This contemporary show is a celebration of what makes us different, what makes us one and the resilience to express this in a unique and artistic interpretation.

Staying true to the essence of Zip Zap, the professional troupe pushes creative boundaries and explores 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, thought-provoking voyage, masterly crafted to inspire contemplation, understand true story telling through movement, and to not only witness the journey, but become part of the journey

A maximum of 200 patrons will be seated in a lounge-style environment at the Zip Zap Dome in the Artscape precinct from February 24-26 at 7.30pm– doors opening at 6.30pm. An open bar with wine, beer and soft drinks plus canapés on arrival, are included in the ticket price. There is also a unique opportunity at the end of each show to mingle with the cast and creators and capture your memory in our photo booth. Tickets are available through Quicket.

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About Zip Zap Social Circus   Zip Zap is a vibrant, uniquely South African social and professional circus that was founded in Cape Town in 1992. Through circus arts Zip Zap inspires and empowers young people from all walks of life to pursue their destinies. Zip Zap promotes social cohesion, creates opportunities, unlocks potential and transfers skills for life.   Working with a diverse community of children from all backgrounds, Zip Zap helps kids to ‘dare to dream’ and learn to make those dreams a reality. Zip Zap’s programmes are all free to participants, with financial and material support coming from individuals, organisation, corporations, and foundations.   In South Africa and the world, Zip Zap is recognized across Governments, Ministries of Education, Tourism, Arts & Culture, and private societies, as a major contributor to the development within the iconic ‘Mother City’ and providing sustainability of the circus arts in South Africa.      
MOYA – the show: MOYA- A Narrative of the South African Spirit, will be on in Cape Town in the Zip Zap Dome, from February 24-26, 2022 . Supplied.


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