Zip Zap circus cancels shows as Western Cape infections soar

Zip Zap circus cancels shows as Western Cape infections soar

 

Each ticket cost R130.

Though the circus had implemented thorough Covid-19 safety protocols, the sharp rise in infections in the province had made it too risky to continue performances.

While Van Rensburg said plans to restart performances in early February 2021 were on track, this would depend on whether the Western Cape had managed to flatten the Covid-19 infection curve.

The circus, which has done 38 international tours since it was founded in 1992 and even performed for Barack Obama at the White House, had recently started a professional touring company.

The performers, who range in age from seven to 26, are drawn from all walks of life, from the suburbs to Kkayelitsha.

Zip Zap has 10 programmes including a show with Doctors Without Borders aimed at, and partially performed by, children living with HIV.

Despite the financial impact of cancelling the season, Van Rensburg was confident the circus would survive.

“We’ll just have to hang in there,” he said.

TimesLIVE

Original Story by www.timeslive.co.za

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