Zip Zap’s MOYA is back with new acts and an original music!

Zip Zap is excited to announce the return of its award-winning production, MOYA. This circus extravaganza, recently nominated for two Naledi Theatre Awards, will be staged at the Artscape Opera House in Cape Town from 3 to 6 August 2023, before it travels to Johannesburg for a run at The Teatro at Montecasino from 31 August to 10 September 2023.


MOYA, a pulsating acrobatic performance based on the award-winning Acrobatic Art Film, is an infusion of contemporary and traditional circus, using the narrative of true-to-life Zip Zap stories. A flawless display of aerial skills, a masterclass in juggling as well as a thrilling acrobatic wheel routine will enthrall young and old once again! MOYA celebrates both unity and diversity, through its unique and artistic interpretation. The show has been revamped to include elements of comedy and acrobatics to entertain, dance sequences to get your heart thumping, a brand-new original score written by Josh Hawks (former bass player of Freshlyground), and a story to touch your soul.

The cast of MOYA is made up of professional circus artists (all Dare2Dream alumni) as well as students from Zip Zap’s Dare2Dream programme, many of whom had just returned from a three-month tour of France and Switzerland with Zip Zap’s professional production Rhapsody.

MOYA runs for 1h20 with no interval and is appropriate for all ages from 3 years. MOYA show runs are as follows:

Artscape Opera House, Cape Town: 3 – 6 August 2023

Thursday, 3 August                                         19h30

Friday, 4 August                                                19h30

Saturday, 5 August                                          15h00 and 19h30

Sunday, 6 August                                             14h00

Booking at Computicket

The Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg: 31 August – 10 September 2023

Thursday, 31 August & 7 September       19h30

Friday, 1 & 8 September                               19h30

Saturday, 2 & 9 September                         15h00 and 19h30

Sunday, 3 & 10 September                          14h00

Booking at Quicket

Ticket sales for both shows are now open. Early Bird Discounts (with ticket prices ranging between R175 – R275) are available until 30 June 2023 after which General Admission rates (ranging from R200 – R300) will apply.

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MOYA is proudly supported by the City of Cape Town and Primedia Outdoor.

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