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MOYA

Zip Zap Circus
from Cape Town, South Africa

April 12 – 26, 2025
Recommended Ages
For everyone 5 and up
Price
Tickets start at $24*
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*Price includes service fees
What Kind of Show?
Circus; exuberant and thrilling
Running Time
70 minutes with no intermission
Venue
The New Victory Theater 209 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

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Sensory-Friendly Performance

About the Show

In the buzz of Cape Town, traditional gumboot dancers stomp their wellies to the ebullient beats of local pop music. Acrobats spring and soar through bustling township streets. A merchant juggles apples and an aerialist flies from the sheets of her washing line. Experience the big-hearted spirit of ubuntu with MOYA, a uniquely South African story, and come together for an invigorating circus extravaganza that shines with the vibrant humanity of the Rainbow Nation.

Prepare to be dazzled.

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Things to Know

  1. The word “ubuntu,” sometimes translated as “I am because we are,” is a spirit of shared humanity—we are all connected. As a social circus, Zip Zap is an embodiment of that spirit, using arts education to build community and empower young people.
  2. Not only does MOYA feature show-stopping circus spectacles, but it also highlights traditional South African dance forms like gumboot and pantsula.
  3. Circus in the City is back! Join us on Sunday, April 27, at 12pm for the New Victory Family Benefit performance of MOYA with an afterparty at Dave & Buster’s.

 

The show on stage is just one act of your experience! Come early or stay late for free lobby activities on the day of the show. Then whether you’re building anticipation, continuing the fun or looking for laughs at any time, at-home New Victory Arts Break activities await you whenever and wherever.

About the Artists

Established by Brent van Rensburg and Laurence Estève in 1992, Zip Zap Circus uses circus arts to bridge socio-economic gaps and create a lifelong sense of belonging for young people in and around Cape Town. Their nine youth and outreach programs offer kids community, new skills and improved self-esteem. The performers on stage in MOYA represent the most exceptionally talented graduates of these life-changing programs.

Photos

Photo: Amy Wood
Photo: Camille Rorive
Photo: Amy Wood
Photo: Joan Ward
Photo: Greg Wong

Creative Team

Company Managing Director, Writer & Production Stage Manager
Brent Van Rensburg

Director
Sabine van Rensburg

Choreographers
Adele Blank and Sabine van Rensburg

Costume Designers
Catherine Lourioux and Beaura Jacobs

Lighting Designer
Kieran Mcgregor

Sound Designer
Josh Hawks

Acrobatic Coach & Artistic Director
Brin Schoellkopf

Acrobatic Coach & Creative Director
Nikolas Pulka

Accessibility

For every performance at the New Victory Theater…

  • You can head downstairs to the Accessibility Table (across from the bathrooms and lockers) to borrow supports like fidgets, earplugs, assisted listening devices, wheelchairs and more.
  • Our quiet Cozy Zone and a live feed of the performance are available in the lower lobby at all times for patrons with sensory sensitivities or anyone who needs a break from the theater.
  • Wheelchair-accessible seats and Companion seat tickets are available for purchase (see more details on the seat selection page when buying tickets).

 
Get additional accessibility details, and prepare for your visit with our New Victory Social Narrative.