With almost fifty percent of their income derived from live shows, surviving a global pandemic has pushed both inventive and subsistence boundaries. As a pivotal part of their evolution, Zip Zap Circus tell their next chapter through the launch of their first-ever acrobatic art film at the end of April.
Born from these tumultuous times, MOYA is an acrobatic art film rooted in South African culture as seen through the eyes of its youth. Viewers follow the protagonist who experiences living, breathing, laughing, and dancing through the technicolour and breath-taking landscapes and landmarks of Cape Town, discovering himself and his environment through the magic of circus.
‘Circus teaches us not only physical dexterity, but also mental resilience. Enduring a global pandemic has compelled us to pivot and to explore alternative ways of engaging our supporters, keeping our students and staff motivated and of course, staying afloat.’Zip-Zap Circus School CEO and co-founder Laurence Esteve
Staying true to the essence of Zip Zap, the professional wing pushes creative boundaries and explores collective acrobatic work, African dance (including Gumboot and Pantsula), as well as traditional circus disciplines.
MOYA is directed and choreographed by three young circus artists namely, Brin Schoellkopf, Samuel Renaud, and Sabine van Rensburg, and is exquisitely captured through the lens of two videographers specialising in movement film, namely Brin Schoellkopf and Nic Good.
‘This is a project that symbolises the evolution of Zip Zap. An opportunity to tell the next chapter of their story without looking back – and share it with the world.’Movement filmmaker, professional circus artist and Zip Zap alumni, Sabine van Rensburg
Tickets for MOYA are R100 via Quicket and give you on-demand access anytime for a period of 48 hours from 00h00 on Saturday 24 April 2021 to 23h59 on Sunday 25 April 2021.