Zip Zap Circus at Joburg Easter Festival
Cape Town's Zip Zap Circus is coming to Joburg for Easter.
The all new Joburg Easter Festival, which is making its debut on the City of Gold’s entertainment schedule from 3 – 13 April 2009 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec, is proud to host the renowned Zip Zap Circus this Easter holiday. Performances will take place daily in Hall 5 in addition to a full stage Zip Zap Circus Spectacular on Friday 10 April 2009 in the Main Arena.
The essence of this family-oriented holiday festival lies in the lasting memories that it creates and the Zip Zap Circus is sure to do just that. Zip Zap Circus has been in existence for nearly 17 years and is the result of two extraordinary people who had a dream of a circus school where children from disadvantaged communities could find a chance to learn the wonder of the performing arts.
“Zip Zap Circus has grown and transformed into a wonderful instrument that embraces the incredible homegrown talent that we have in South Africa and cultivates the abilities that these young people have into a world class skill through hard work and dedication,” says, Zip Zap Circus trainer, Brent van Rensburg.
“We are extremely excited to be performing at the brand new Joburg Easter Festival and are really looking forward to dazzling our audiences with a selection of some of our best acts,” says Brent.
The Zip Zap Circus performance at Joburg Easter Festival will include:
- “Cloud Swing”: A soft rope suspended from two rigging points to create a u-shaped loop used for a dynamic swinging aerial act.
- Solo, double and quad trapeze: An elegant and stylish aerial act that combines strength and suppleness that is spectacularly choreographed to music.
- Swinging trapeze: A solo trapeze act that incorporates toe and heel catches from a weighted, swinging trapeze bar.
- Acrobatic comedy bench: The Joka Boys perform a beautifully choreographed, fast paced and energetic act around a park bench.
- Juggling: A themed group juggling act combining balls, clubs and fire clubs that are choreographed with pyramids and acrobatics.
- Chinese poles: Four acrobats perform a choreographed sequence between 2 poles using mini trampolines for their elevation.
- Baker Boys: A 1930’s-style slap-stick comedy acrobatic act performed by three boys.
“The all new Joburg Easter Festival will set exciting new standards for Easter entertainment in Johannesburg. The latest upgrades that have taken place at Nasrec in light of the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the venue’s proximity to Soccer City and its appointment as the International Broadcasting Centre for the event makes it the ideal venue for the staging of a totally new festival. The Joburg Easter Festival promises a great day out, everyday and will offer a diverse offering that includes top class leisure & lifestyle exhibits and a thrilling entertainment line-up that is ideal for the entire family,” says the CEO of the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec, Craig Newman.
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