Zip Zap Circus at vFringe

Lauren Wooten with Phelelani Ree Ndakrokra on the cyr wheel in the Zip Zap production of Journey Beyond.

Zip Zap Circus is presenting two productions at the virtual Fringe (vFringe) at the National Arts Festival, which is being hosted online.

After three months of lockdown, Zip Zap’s professional troupe returned to their training space, the Dome at the Foreshore in Cape Town, under strict health and safety protocols.

They created Once Upon a Circus, a 30-minute show told with aerials and acrobatics and which looks at the role the circus arts have played in social cohesion and creating a sense of belonging for those who find themselves on the fringe of society.

The production Journey Beyond – A Symphonic Circus is a collaboration between Zip Zap and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) and was originally performed at the Artscape Opera House in 2018.

The show, which is just over an hour, is under the direction of CPO’s resident conductor, Brandon Phillips.

Tickets cost R50 for Once Upon A Circus and R70 for Journey Beyond.

A link will be sent to you after you have bought tickets and you can can watch the shows any time before Friday July 31.