Working with diverse communities of young people in South Africa and the USA, Zip Zap Circus helps kids "Dare to Dream" and empowers them to make those dreams a reality.

Support Zip Zap by joining us on September 19th at National Harbor for Cirque du Soleil’s AMALUNA.

Online Ticket Sales for tonight’s show are now closed. We may have a few tickets left, so please call us by phone at (202) 657-5947 to check.

We’re happy to announce that on Friday, September 19, 2014, the performance of AMALUNA at National Harbor near Washington, DC will support Zip Zap social circus outreach programs in South Africa and the USA.

To buy tickets for this show,


This link will take you directly to our online ticket order form.

Click here to see the special Cirque du Soleil feature on AMALUNA artist and Zip Zap coach, Melissa Fernandez.

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About Zip Zap: Circus Arts for Social Transformation

Since its founding in 1992 in Cape Town, South Africa, The Zip Zap School of Circus Arts for Social Change has used the magic of circus to inspire young people and help build a new culture of peaceful coexistence in South Africa. Working with a diverse community of children from all backgrounds, Zip Zap’s programs help kids “Dare to Dream” and learn to make those dreams a reality.  Zip Zap programs are always free to the participants, with financial and material support coming from individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations.

In 2006, friends and supporters of Zip Zap in the USA created Zip Zap Circus USA, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization run entirely by volunteers, dedicated to supporting and conducting training in circus arts and performance as a powerful tool for social transformation, youth empowerment, team-building and community uplift. We have a particular focus on youth at risk and children living with HIV/AIDS in underserved communities. With the support and participation of donors and volunteers in the US and around the world, along with Cirque du Soleil’s social action program, Zip Zap is committed to transforming young lives.

We hope that you will join us.